Wednesday, June 28, 2006

New U.S. Report on Anti-Spyware Enforcement

The U.S.-based Center for Democracy & Technology has come out with a recent report on ways for law enforcement officials to more effectively combat the problem of malicious software downloaded inadvertently onto to people's computers that can create privacy and security problems.

"Because spyware is a moving target, it requires attention from a multitude of sectors, from litigators and legislators to technologists and consumer advocates. The following charts serve to summarize the spyware behaviors that law enforcement officials have targeted in their recent cases. By highlighting specific practices that have already been determined to be illegal, CDT hopes to provide a tool for future spyware prosecutors, consumer protection agencies, and legislators, as well as for software developers looking to avoid behaviors that could cause their software to be classified as spyware."

CIPPIC, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic based at the University of Ottawa, has created a page of Canadian material on spyware.

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