This interoperability event is a critical part of the development of this standard, ... We've done the bulk of the design work. Now we're looking for feedback from real developers about how it works.

Policy makers are rethinking the role of government in regulating privacy on the Web and asking how technology tools can help. In that sense, the P3P timing has been very good.

The proposed system would be contrary to at least the spirit of federal information policy adopted by the E-Government Act of 2002.

It's a replay of the bad old days when you built a Web site according to the behavior of an individual browser.