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Re: p3p and search engines

From: Robert Thibadeau <rht@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 08:58:53 -0400
Message-ID: <3D77550D.D4D2F487@cs.cmu.edu>
To: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
CC: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>, Graeme Eastman <graeme@eastman.com.au>, www-p3p-policy@w3.org

Guys, I've forwarded this discussion to Steve Jobs because
he might be interested.  At CMU we (well, actually,
Mark Schreiber) did a spider which
confirmed/characterized P3P...I'm trying to dig that up.
 regards, Bob

Lorrie Cranor wrote:

> 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.
>
> Lorrie
>
> ----- 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
> more
> > > weight to sites that had proper a privacy policy as it is more likely to
> be
> > > a current and responsible site, and therefore potentially more useful to
> a
> > > 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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