Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) Project Interop

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is hosting an interoperability session in Palo Alto, California on November 2, to "test drive" P3P and to demonstrate its potential uses and capabilities to a broad audience of software and hardware developers, and Web site operators. The "interop" session is set to start on November 2 at 2 p.m.,at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. The W3C is encouraging all interested developers and Web site operators to participate in the November 2 session.

The P3P Interop is an open event. The results of the interoperability testing will be archived in a publicly-accessible location for the benefit future implementation efforts. However, space at the event is limited and preference will be given to W3C Members and non-members who are bringing an implementation of P3P or who are demonstrating the use of P3P on a Web site. Prospective participants must agree to participate without requiring non-disclosure agreements from other participants.

General Information

What is the P3P interop?

The P3P interop is an event that will bring together software developers and web site operators to "test drive" P3P and demonstrate its uses and capabilities. We expect developers to demonstrate a variety of P3P-related products and services in various phases of development.

How can I (or my company) participate?

You can participate as a web site operator and/or as a software developer. Web site operators can translate their privacy policies into the P3P (XML) format and post it on their web site so that it can be read by P3P user agent tools. Software developers can demonstrate any P3P-related service or product including: P3P user agents (built into browsers, plugg-ins, browser helper objects, proxies, shopping tool bars, infomediaries, etc.), P3P policy generators, P3P-enabled web site management systems, P3P-enabled data warehousing systems, etc. Developers of P3P "user agent" software will be able to demonstrate how their tools read and process P3P policies provided by the web site operators who participate. If you are interested in participating, please register so that we can keep you posted throughout the planning process.

Hotel and travel information

Getting there from out of town: San Jose airport is the closest airport to the event (about 13 miles). San Francisco airport is also nearby (about 24 miles).

Getting there from San Jose Airport:

Getting there from San Francisco Airport:

Where to stay: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel on November 1 and November 2. Call by October 13 (+1 650-857-0787) and ask for the P3P/HP event rate ($239 on 11/1 and $169 on 11/2). Other area hotels include:

Hyatt Rickeys Palo Alto
4219 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-493-8000
Toll Free: 800-233-1234
Fax: 650-424-0836

Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-493-2411
Toll Free: 800-492-7335

Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-493-2844
Toll Free: 800-227-8220

Days Inn Palo Alto
4238 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Phone: 650-493-4222

Information for web site participants

Use our handy instructions to P3P-enable your web site. Also please let us know you are interested in participating.

Information for developer participants

The P3P Specification should provide most of what you need to know to implement P3P software. The most up-to-date public draft was released on September 15. We expect to release a new draft some time in October.Once you let us know you plan to participate we will keep you informed of all spec changes as they occur.

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