Microsoft, Electronic Frontier Foundation Propose Simpler Internet Privacy Standards

Washington, D.C., April 6, 1999 — Microsoft Corp. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today proposed new guidelines for making the Web safer and more secure. The new technology and standards-based solution is designed to accelerate the widespread adoption of P3P, a privacy framework that puts people in control of their personal information and makes the Web a safer place for commerce. The proposed guidelines, which Microsoft and the EFF will submit to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), will make it easier for online businesses to communicate their privacy practices to consumers and help create critical foundations for an Internet that consumers can trust. The announcement was made today at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference, an annual gathering of Internet policy-makers and industry in Washington D.C.

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