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Re: A little survey about Privacy Policies in Web Services

From: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 22:27:31 -0400
Cc: reagle@w3.org, public-p3p-spec@w3.org
To: Patrick.Hung@csiro.au
Message-Id: <C7B8EE0A-867C-11D7-B631-000393DC889A@research.att.com>

Patrick,

I'm not sure what you will learn from a survey like this. From my 
experience talking to web services folks in the past, most of them 
don't know much about privacy policies and so their opinions are not 
going to be all that enlightening. If there is a session where they 
would first be informed about these issues and then surveyed, perhaps a 
BOF or something, then a survey like this would be more useful I think.

Lorrie



On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 11:53  PM, Patrick.Hung@csiro.au wrote:

>
> Hi Joseph and P3P members,
>
> I would like to ask help from everybody. I am now planning to
> conduct a *little* survey about Web service security and privacy
> at the 2003 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'03) at
> Las Vegas in coming June. The ICWS'03 is one of the conferences
> held in the 2003 International Multiconference in Computer Science
> & Engineering (http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences/).
>
> The tentative motivation of this little survey is to get some info.
> about what are the views, suggestions and opinions about security and
> privacy issues from the Web service research community. Based on the
> info., the results are expected to help developing the strategic plans
> for related research activities.
>
> I am trying to draft the questions for the Web services privacy part
> on the questionnaire, and I think that this *may* be an opportunity
> for "P3P Beyond HTTP Task Force" or even P3P to get a *little* picture
> about what are Web service researchers thinking about privcay policies.
>
> Thus, may I ask for your support and help to do brainstorming with me?
> Here are some tentative questions that popping out from my mind so far.
> Would you please take a look and tell me your comments or even suggest
> other questions? No matter it is related to the "P3P Beyond HTTP Task
> Force" or not.
>
> Web Service Privacy
> ===================
>
> Do you know the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) Project at the 
> W3C?
> Yes, No, Don't know.
>
> Do you know the two major concepts in P3P: User Preferences and Privacy
> Policies?
> Yes, No, Don't know.
>
> Do you know that P3P is recommended for Web service privacy policies?
> Yes, No, Don't know.
>
> Do you concern whether Web service providers express privacy policies?
> Yes, No, Don't care.
>
> Do you think that UDDI registries should contain privacy policies for 
> Web
> services as an option?
> Yes, No, Not Sure.
>
> Do you think that WSDL documents should also contain privacy policies 
> for
> Web service as an option?
> Yes, No, Not Sure.
>
> Do you think that privacy issues should be resolved before an 
> interaction
> before Web service requestor and provider?
> Yes, No, Not Sure.
>
> Thank you very much for your kind attention and your 
> comment/suggestion is
> highly appreciated.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Patrick.
>
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