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Platform for Privacy Preferences Forum Set for Tuesday

As part of continuing efforts to strengthen privacy protections for Web users, government officials and online industry leaders will hold a forum on the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) and its impact on Web sites and online privacy on May 14, 2002 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event will include an expert panel discussing online privacy issues and the implications of P3P followed by a forum on what Web sites need to do to become P3P-compliant.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web standards-setting body that oversees development of the common specifications and protocols that allow the Web to function, developed P3P to address Web users' concerns about online privacy.

This workshop will detail how P3P works, its role in the broader policy debate over online privacy, and techniques for Web sites to implement P3P. Congressman Jim Moran (D.-Va.) and Congressman Adam Smith will make opening remarks. Panelists include representatives from AOL Time Warner, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Ernst & Young, IBM, Microsoft, the Progressive Policy Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The fifth in a series of national workshops on P3P, the event is free and open to anyone who registers at http://www.p3ptoolbox.org/events> or emails rsvp@p3ptoolbox.org.