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Privacy Online

I keep getting requests for p3p.xml on Blogwise, as well as one or two requests recently for a Privacy Policy to appear on the site (which I agree is quite important).

So, I looked at the W3 P3P page, then ended up running IBM Alphaworks’ P3P Policy editor – this has got to be one of the most complicated bits of beaurocracy I’ve seen in a while!

I think my policy is quite simple – I never re-sell or make public email addresses, they are used as contact points (and shortly, unique logins) in case of problem/update and any stats I make are completely anonymous. Cookies are used to retain user preferences…basically the good innocent use of cookies and emails. 🙂 I have no idea how to encapsulate this in the P3P standard!

Maybe one day I’ll revisit P3P but until then I’m just going to put up a human-readable copy of the above!