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Re: Opt out info?

From: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 08:56:54 -0500
Message-ID: <00fa01bf6029$8e318980$3a06cf87@research.att.com>
To: "Jan McAlonan" <jmcAlonan@neuristics.com>, <www-p3p-public-comments@w3.org>
Jan,

The P3P specification does not directly address opt-out.
We do have a change_agreement field, which will be changed
to a change_preferences field in our next public working draft
(which we expect to release some time around January 31).
In general, many companies offer individuals an opportunity
to opt-out of certain types of uses of their data. For example,
a company may allow you to opt-out of having your name
included on their mailing list. Whether your name is actually
erased entirely from their database depends on the company.
If you are a customer, they will probably keep your name so
that they have a record of whatever transactions you have
done with them. You may find additional information about
opt out on the Online Privacy Alliance web site at
http://www.privacyalliance.org/

Regards,

Lorrie Cranor
P3P Specification Working Group Chair

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jan McAlonan <jmcAlonan@neuristics.com>
To: <www-p3p-public-comments@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 5:38 PM
Subject: Opt out info? 


> Is there is a policy or standard regarding opting out?  When someone
> opts out, is their previously collected information erased?  
> 
> Should your report not address these issues, would you please recommend
> another source? Thank you.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Jan M. McAlonan
> Neuristics 
> www.neuristics.com
> 
> 
> 
Received on Sunday, 16 January 2000 20:55:10 GMT

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