Trusted computing and digital rights management are complementary technologies that are being deployed internationally. Although they may promise some advancement for the security and management of information, they also present challenges and risks to the integrity of government-held information.
More information can be found on our TC/DRM advice page.
The Trusted Computing and Digital Rights Management Standards & Guidelines were developed by a cross-agency working group under the aegis of the e-GIF Management Committee, with the State Services Commission as the lead agency. The Standards and Guidelines were developed in order to implement the Trusted Computing and Digital Rights Management Principles & Policies also developed by the Working Group.
Archives New Zealand is the custodian of the Standards & Guidelines. This reflects Archives New Zealand's involvement with digital information held across the public sector. The State Services Commission holds the stewardship role for the Principles & Policies.
The announcement that Archives New Zealand will be the new custodian of the Standards and Guidelines (March 2008) can be read here.
The Working Group carried out a survey on the uptake of TC and/or DRM across government. The purpose of the survey was to discover which public service departments are using or considering using TC and/or DRM technologies, their policies and what their reasoning was for implementing the technology. The final report (April 2009) can be read here.
Send comments and feedback on the TC/DRM Standards and Guidelines, questions about how the standard works and news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org