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  • - 2003-11-20 -
    CIPPIC joins a global coalition of privacy and consumer advocacy groups in calling for a framework of Fair Information Practices to govern the collection of data through RFID (radio frequency identification) technology in the marketplace. The position statement is a response to the threat that the growing use of RFID poses to consumer privacy and civil liberties.
  • - 2003-10-28 -
    Together with over 50 consumer and civil liberties groups from around the world, CIPPIC called on ICANN to limit the use of the WHOIS database to its original purpose (i.e., the resolution of technical network issues), and to ensure that personal data in the WHOIS database is subject to appropriate privacy protections.
  • - 2003-10-20 -
    CIPPIC filed a submission on Bill S-20, a private member's bill that seeks to give photographers and portrait artists the same rights in copyright as other creators have, in the case of commissioned works. CIPPIC identified an important interest that was apparently unrepresented in the legislative process - that of consumers and subjects of photographic and other works. In its submission, CIPPIC reviewed the rationale behind the section, the marketplace changes that call for a rethinking of the rule, and the existing consumer protections outside the Copyright Act. On the basis of this analysis, CIPPIC recommended a two-part solution that aims to respond to the needs of both photographers and consumers. PDF version HTML version