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Re: p3p and search engines

From: <tony.hogan@wachovia.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 16:55:41 -0400
To: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
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I thought that I would let everyone know that I spoke with Yahoo! today and
they have nothing in production currently that takes advantage of P3P for
search results.  Also, they currently do not have any plans to use P3P as a
differentiator when providing search results or allowing users to select
privacy information in their search criteria.

No word yet from Google.

Thanks,

Tony
Anthony J. Hogan
eCommerce Knowledge Management Analyst
Wachovia
Mailcode: NC1012
201 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-1012
Tel: 704-383-0132
Fax: 704-374-3386

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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.

Ari



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.
>
>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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