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Re: p3p and search engines

From: Ari Schwartz <ari@cdt.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 14:04:00 -0400
Message-Id: <a0510031fb99d4c669348@[]>
To: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>

I'd like to echo Lorrie's point here.

I have implemented P3P on small sites and have discussed 
implementation plans with large companies and government agencies. 
P3P is much easier to implement on small sites.


At 8:23 AM -0400 9/5/02, 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.
>----- 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.

Ari Schwartz
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