The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Saturday, April 29, 2006
With most personal information mostly in digital form, it is easily reproduced and highly portable. Not only can it be e-mailed and FTP'd, it is increasingly finding its way onto USB drives. These drives can easily be stolen (and wind up on the black market in Kabul) or can be used by malevolent employees to commit fraud. Lifehacker is linking to Remote Administration for Windows, which has posted a simple registry change that apparently disables USB drives in Windows (Remote Administration For Windows - Windows administration tricks and tips.: Disable USB Drives). I have no idea whether it disables iPODs, USB external hard-drives or other USB-connected mass storage, but it apparently does not interfere with other USB devices.
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