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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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The Use of DRM to Defend Privacy

One area that has been overlooked by early DRM developers is individual privacy rights.[4] There are many legal documents, medical records, and financial transactions that contain sensitive data that should not be exposed to the general public. Recent legislation such as Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) have mandated greater protection over individual privacy rights. However, there are few systems in place to meet the demands of this legislation. This deficiency, along with the current push for increased sharing of personal information by government agencies, should encourage the creation of more DRM-enabled solutions.

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