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Re: [meera.r.puri@us.pwcglobal.com: [Moderator Action] Privacy Preference Default Settings]

From: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 15:37:14 -0500
Message-ID: <017101c06156$c6faa290$9816cf87@barbaloot>
To: <www-p3p-public-comments@w3.org>, <meera.r.puri@us.pwcglobal.com>
The P3P specification does not specify default settings for
user agents.


Lorrie Cranor
P3P Specification Working Group Chair

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rigo Wenning" <rigo@w3.org>
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Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 6:02 PM
Subject: [meera.r.puri@us.pwcglobal.com: [Moderator Action] Privacy
Preference Default Settings]

> ----- Forwarded message from meera.r.puri@us.pwcglobal.com -----
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 15:02:11 -0500 (EST)
> From: meera.r.puri@us.pwcglobal.com
> Old-Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 14:55:48 -0500
> To: www-p3p-public-comments@w3.org
> Subject: [Moderator Action] Privacy Preference Default Settings
> I came across this when I was conducting my research. I couldn't determine
> this statement was, in fact, true:
> http://www.cpsr.org/program/privacy/p3p-faq.html#pref (dated 11-21-99)
> How will P3P work?
> The first implementations of P3P have not yet been released publicly, so
> don't have details about how it will
> look to Net users. We do know that P3P will probably be incorporated into
> Internet browsers like Netscape and Internet
> Explorer, and perhaps will be used in other Internet software. The P3P
> does state that the software must install with
> the maximum "privacy" as the default. Users will provide their personal
> information (name, address, etc.), probably in a form,
> and will indicate their "privacy preferences." When the user surfs to a
Web site
>  that uses P3P, the data request of the Web site
> will be compared to the user's preferences. If they match, the requested
> will either be transmitted to the Web site or the user
> will be asked to fill a form with the information.
> I went to the http://www.w3.org/P3P/p3pfaq.html#default and found the
> response (dated 11-10-2000):
> 18. What will the default settings for P3P user agents look like?
> The P3P specification does not specify default settings for P3P user
> However it does say that user agents should
> present configuration options to users in a way that is neutral or biased
> towards privacy and not be configured by default
> to transfer personal information without the user's consent. We expect
that the
> APPEL language, will allow privacy advocates
> and others to create "canned" configuration files that users can plug into
>  user agents if they do not want to use the settings
>  specified by software manufacturers.
> Could you please provide me with some clarification regarding the required
> default settings as defined within the P3P specifications.  Thank you!
> Regards,
> Meera Puri
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