Privacy Software Is Still

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Worries about data-mining technologies have appliance manufacturers returning to the drawing boards.

Privacy Software Is Still Scarce...
... and no single tool takes care of everything. Here are examples of the types of privacy software available today, along with the problems they attempt to solve:
  • Web sites
    P3P Analyzer from Zero-Knowledge Systems
    Monitors your site's compliance with the W3C's Platform for Privacy Preference (P3P), supported in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • Corporations
    Tivoli Privacy Manager from IBM
    Models your company's processes for handling data, generates privacy rules and monitors compliance. Requires other IBM software
  • Consumers
    Freedom WebSecure from Zero-Knowledge Systems
    Allows you to surf the Web without revealing personal information

    Sources: Meta Group, Baseline

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    This article was originally published on 2002-11-06
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    Based in Silicon Valley, Debbie was a founding member of Ziff Davis Media's Sm@rt Partner, where she developed investigative projects and wrote a column on start-ups. She has covered the high-tech industry since 1994 and has also worked for Minnesota Public Radio, covering state politics. She has written freelance op-ed pieces on public education for the San Jose Mercury News, and has also won several national awards for her work co-producing a documentary. She has a B.A. from Minnesota State University.

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