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Extensive Report on P3P

Search the Web and answer the following questions regarding the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P).

- Define P3P.
- What is the W3C and what does it have to do with P3P?
- List 3-4 arguments in favor of P3P and 3-4 arguments against it.
- Summarize about P3P and present how this affects a website, website usage policies, privacy issues, agreements, etc.

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Platform for Privacy Preferences Project
1. Definition
The Platform for Privacy Preferences, or P3P, is a set of procedures and guidelines that allow "information acquiring entities", such as websites, to declare their intended use of information they collect about "consumers of the service", such as users browsing the website. P3P was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and proposed on April 16, 2002. P3P is designed to alleviate few of the most pressing concerns of modern day web visitors; privacy and ease of use. P3P lays a technical framework on legal grounds that ensure privacy and ease of use to some extent.
2. Relationship with W3C
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a standards based organization that develops "interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding" [1]. As mentioned before, W3C or World Wide Web Consortium was the first to propose P3P as a standard for storage and dissemination of privacy information for world wide web. It first started with P3P Guiding Principles as early as July, 1998 [2]. The W3C, formed from a collection of member organizations, full-time staff, and the public, worked together to formulate the First Public Working Draft of P3P 1.0 in May 1998.
3. Advantages and ...

Solution Summary

Gives a thorough analysis on P3P and related features, its advantages as well as a summary about P3P

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