Worried about greedy online merchants snooping around your harddrive when you visit their e-stores? Wondering how much personalinformation a site actually collects and stores about you? You might beinterested in P3P, an upcoming privacy standard that hopes to bring greatertransparency to the way personal information is used over the Web.
While P3P is not yet an official W3C recommendation, the specification is almost final, with the most recent Working Draft published in September 2001. Consequently, a number of companies, most notably IBM, Microsoft and, have begun adding P3P support into upcoming products; you'll find early P3P support in Internet Explorer 6.0 and AT&T WorldNet browsers.
If you're interested in learning more about P3P, you might want to consider visiting the following links: