Linking privacy statements using <link rel=Privacy...>

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Thu, 4 Sep 1997 23:54:48 -0500


Message-Id: <199709050357.XAA02363@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 23:54:48 -0500
Subject: Linking privacy statements using <link rel=Privacy...>

Along the lines of using <link rel=Copyright ...> in HTML documents
to link to a site's copyright information, how about using <link
rel=Privacy ...> to link to a site's or pages "Privacy Policies"
which would declare how user information (forms input, cookies,
databases) and usage statistics would be used, posted, etc....?

For example,

 <html><head>
    <title>Whatever this is called</title>
    <link rel=Privacy href="/privacy-statement.html" type="text/html">
    ...
  </head>
    ...

Caveat: it doesn't mean the site admins will follow the policy....

(If you think it's a decent idea, then feel free to forward this 
message to interested parties, sans spam of course.)

Rob
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