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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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Funded by the Privacy Commissioner's contributions program, the Canadian INternet Policy and Public Interest Clinic has produced a report on digital rights management and privacy. From CIPPIC:
CIPPIC Releases Study on DRM & Privacy
CIPPIC today released the results of a comprehensive investigation into the privacy implications of digital rights management technologies, or “DRM”. The study, funded by the contributions program of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and titled "Digital Rights Management and Consumer Privacy: An Assessment of DRM Applications Under Canadian Privacy Law", investigated DRM used in 16 different digital products and services. The study concluded that many DRM technologies in fact pose threats to privacy and that organizations using those technologies often fail to comply with basic requirements of Canadian privacy law.
- Report: Digital Rights Management and Consumer Privacy: An Assessment of DRM Applications Under Canadian Privacy Law
- Executive Summary
- Executive Summary en français (à venir)
- Media Release
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