Towards Meeting the Privacy Challenge: Adapting DRM

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Conference2002 ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, Held in Conjunction with the Ninth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, November 18-22, 2002., Washington, District of Columbia, USA
AbstractThere are many requirements for achieving the privacy needs as expressed in law. Currently there is no commonly accepted technical approach for meeting these privacy requirements. An often-fruitful way for uncovering solutions to new challenges is to examine how current technologies used in quite different applications may be adopted to meet the specific challenges. In this paper, we examine the prospect of adapting systems designed for Digital Rights Management for the purpose of Privacy Rights Management for European Community application. We begin by outlining the legal requirements for privacy under the European Union Data Directive. After an overview of digital rights management systems, we describe adaptations for transforming a DRM system into a privacy rights management system. In the conclusions we detail the strengths and weaknesses of the approach.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44956
NPARC number8913256
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