Aug 142011
 August 14, 2011  Posted by  Misc

Ryan Calo writes:

In my previous post, I talked about the problem of online tracking and some of the solutions on offer.  In this post, I will propose a potential legislative model drawn from copyright law.  Several scholars (e.g., Pam Samuelson) have argued that intellectual property holds lessons for privacy.  Others have specifically explored whether copyright might.

I am not aware of any argument that the legal protection afforded efforts at digital rights management should be applied to efforts to safeguard one’s web surfing behavior.  People with long institutional memories were able to point me to some great technical papers (e.g., this one and this one) applying DRM techniques to safeguarding personal data.

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