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[2]: Good article
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 11th Dec 2009 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Good article"
StephenBeDoper
Member since:
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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RE[4]: Good article
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 12th Dec 2009 17:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Good article"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

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


True, but by my (IANAL) interpretation, that would only apply to actual customers of the DROC who have purchased domain registration through them.

The targets of their scam are customers of other registrars, who the DROC sends sales/transfer solicitations (designed to look like legit renewal invoices) using information from the WHOIS database.

the Domain Registry of Canada must maintain a WHOIS DB about all current and recently expired domain names.


Are you thinking of CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority)?

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