Wednesday, September 19, 2007

CIPPIC Releases Study on DRM and Privacy

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.

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