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."
Thread beginning with comment 399238
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Good article
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 12th Dec 2009 17:27 UTC 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)?

Reply Parent Score: 2