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Re: p3p and search engines

From: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 08:23:45 -0400
Message-ID: <006a01c254d7$5fe2dc00$3e06cf87@research.att.com>
To: "Stephane Bortzmeyer" <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>, "Graeme Eastman" <graeme@eastman.com.au>
Cc: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>

I hope in the future that we see search engines
that allow users to specify privacy preferences and
weight the results accordingly. I don't think it would
give more weight to big corporate sites. Take a look
at W3C's list of P3P-enabled sites
http://www.w3.org/P3P/compliant_sites -- it includes lots
of small companies, non-profits and individuals.
You don't have to be a big company to P3P-enable.
In fact, it's usually much easier for small sites to
P3P-enable than it is for big companies.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephane Bortzmeyer" <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>
To: "Graeme Eastman" <graeme@eastman.com.au>
Cc: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: p3p and search engines

> On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 06:41:04PM +0800,
>  Graeme Eastman <graeme@eastman.com.au> wrote
>  a message of 24 lines which said:
> > It would seem entirely logical to me that a search engine would give
> > weight to sites that had proper a privacy policy as it is more likely to
> > a current and responsible site, and therefore potentially more useful to
> > user.
> It could mean also that it is a site with more manpower. Giving a
> higher ranking to P3P-enabled sites would favor big corporations over
> small companies, not-for-profit societies and individual users. The
> search engines already favor too much the Big Official Corporate
> Sites.
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