Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Federal Privacy Commissioner to enter the DRM discussion

According to P2PNet, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is about to become involved in the discussions related to copyright reform and digital rights management:
DRM personal privacy threat:

" News:- Jennifer Stoddart, Canada�s privacy commissioner, says she's about to, "become involved in the process to amend Canada's copyright laws".

Her statement came in response to a CIPPIC (Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic) request to address privacy implications of proposed copyright legislation.

In it, Stoddart said she would, 'oppose legislation or legislative amendments that conferred unjustified privacy-invasive surveillance powers upon digital copyright holders,' going on: 'However, we have not as yet been consulted by either Heritage Canada or Industry Canada officials regarding the proposed legislation referred to in your letter. I have instructed my staff to initiate a dialogue with these departments to ensure that privacy risks are identified and addressed.' ..."

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