ARE SECRET I.D. CODES ILLEGAL IN THE EU?

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ARE SECRET I.D. CODES ILLEGAL IN THE EU?

 user 2008-02-18 at 2:39:00 pm Views: 55
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    Secret Printer ID Codes May Be Illegal In the EU
    from the seeing-yellow dept……Printers Privacy
    I
    Don’t Believe in Imaginary Property writes “In response to a query from
    a member of the EU Parliament, an EU commissioner issued an official
    statement (.DOC) saying that, while they do not violate any laws,
    secret printer tracking dot codes may violate the human right to
    privacy guaranteed by the EU’s Convention of Human Rights and
    Fundamental Freedoms. If you don’t remember what these are, Slashdot
    has discussed the issue before. In short, most color printers print
    small yellow dots on every sheet in a code that identifies the printer
    and, potentially, its owner. The EFF is running an awareness campaign,
    and a couple of years back made a start on deciphering the yellow dot
    code.”