Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Start the New Year with privacy resolutions

In a press release the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart is urging Canadians to add good privacy habits to their list of New Year's resolutions.

While a great starting point, I wish she would add that we should also all inform the government that we oppose the legalization and/or legal protection of abuses of "technical protection measures" (TPMs) which circumvent the privacy and other rights of technology owners. TPMs which treat the owner as a threat, such as those that go under the names of "copy control" or "digital rights management" (DRM), disallow the owner to enforce their own computer security rules to protect their privacy and other rights. DRM and computer security may use the same underlying technologies such as cryptography, but are configured with the opposite goals.