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CIPPIC investigation finds widespread violations of Canadian privacy laws

Briefs | 09/19/2007 12:35 am EDT

The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) comprehensive investigation into the privacy implications of digital rights management technologies has found that many DRM technologies in fact pose threats to privacy and organizations using those technologies often fail to comply with basic requirements of Canadian privacy law. "This report confirms that DRM is currently being used in the Canadian marketplace in ways that violate Canadian privacy laws. DRM is being used to collect, use and disclose consumers' personal information, often for secondary purposes, without adequate notice to the consumer, and without giving the consumer an opportunity to opt-out of unnecessary collection, use or disclosure of their personal information, as required under Canadian privacy law." Canadian NEW MEDIA will have more on CIPPIC's findings later this week.  

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