Linked by David Adams on Fri 11th Dec 2009 01:25 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption I was reminded of Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy's infamous sound byte (used as the title of this article) when I read about Google CEO Eric Schmidt's foot-in-mouth moment during a recent CNBC interview (YouTube Link). Here's what Schmidt said: "I think judgment matters. If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines -- including Google -- do retain this information for some time and it's important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities."
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RE: Good article
by BluenoseJake on Fri 11th Dec 2009 19:49 UTC in reply to "Good article"
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Actually, I think PIPEDA does do some good, at the university I work at, if you decide not to attend, your info is deleted after 1 year.

This is to stay in compliance with PIPEDA, even if it is not widely enforced, the University decided to err on the side of caution, so even if it is not enforced, it MAY be enforced in the future, so a lot of organizations adopted policies just in case.

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RE[2]: Good article
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 11th Dec 2009 20:10 in reply to "RE: Good article"
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2005-07-06

Actually, I think PIPEDA does do some good, at the university I work at, if you decide not to attend, your info is deleted after 1 year.


It is beneficial to have guidelines, but the lack of enforcement means that they are treated only as guidelines/suggestions.

The biggest example I can point to is the Domain Registry of Canada - they collect personally-identifiable info from the WHOIS database for their domain slamming scam, a clear violation of PIPEDA I'd say. Yet they're still at it, half a decade after PIPEDA became federal law.

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RE[3]: Good article
by BluenoseJake on Sat 12th Dec 2009 13:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Good article"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Under PIPEDA, you can (and kind of have to, or you business wouldn't work) keep info for individuals that you have a current, or near current business relationship, so the domain slamming scam doesn't come under PIPEDA, as the Domain Registry of Canada must maintain a WHOIS DB about all current and recently expired domain names.

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