Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) : Lessons Learnt for Privacy Standards. Workshop on technical standards and privacy by design A. Michael Froomkin Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law University of Miami August 21, 2012.
Workshop on technical standards and privacy by design
A. Michael Froomkin
Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law
University of Miami
August 21, 2012
"I welcome this important new tool for privacy protection … It will empower individuals to maintain control over their personal information while using the World Wide Web."
-- US Vice President Al Gore (1998)
(Larry Lessig liked it too.)
Privacy-loving users would self-exclude from much of the web
“The trouble with P3P was that consumers, lacking education or intuition about the risks of disseminating their personal data, had no incentive to spend this time on bargaining and even more importantly, the market had little or no incentive to pay or negotiate for data that they had previously collected for free. The model though, simply did not succeed. Although P3P was incorporated into Internet Explorer [6.0+] and other browsers, it has been largely ignored by the public and the market. No meaningful marketplace of choices among more or less privacy friendly websites evolved for the consumer.”
-- Lilian Edwards, Coding Privacy, 84 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 861, 864 (2010)