The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) will enable computer users to be informed and to make choices about the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information on the Web. The project will result in the specification and demonstration of the interaction between a site's privacy practices and a user's privacy preferences. A key element of the P3P infrastructure is the vocabulary used to describe the practices a site wishes to assert over its use of user-data. P3P requested the Internet Privacy Working Group (IPWG) submit their recommendations for such a vocabulary for consideration as part of the specification of P3P.
Note that the IPWG Submission is written in the context of the general architecture proposed by the initial P3P Architecture and Vocabulary Working Groups. These working drafts will be informative in understanding the IPWG submission.
Next Steps: The newly-formed P3P Harmonization Working Group will be invited to utilize the IPWG submission as a starting point for their effort.
Please send comments to the W3C staff contact Joseph Reagle.
Disclaimer: Placing these Submissions on a Working Group agenda does not imply endorsement by either the W3C Staff or the participants of the Working Group, nor does it guarantee that the Working Group will agree to take any specific action on a Submission.