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The Ottawa Citizen and CBC have coverage of the case of Mansour Moufid, who is alleged to have installed key-logging software and somehow reprogrammed magnetic student card-readers at Carleton. Mr. Moufid apparently faces criminal charges.

What makes it an interesting case from an ethics point of view is what Mr. Moufid did with the information he obtained, which was inform the university and his victims of the security weaknesses in the system.


The CBC reports on the punishment dealt out Mr. Moufid by Carleton. Personally

  1. I find odd that the letter is signed by the Associate Vice-President Student Services. I would expect student discipline to be a matter for the academics at the university.

  2. The requirement that Mr. Moufid allow computing and communication services to monitor his online activities as long as he is at Carleton rings several alarm bells. I think it is both unconscionable and an inappropriate quasi-judicial role for computing services.

Posted Sat 27 Sep 2008 12:00:00 AM ADT Tags: /tags/privacy

According to Ryerson Prof. Avner Levin some of you may be under the impression that things you post on facebook are private. I guess you can figure out what I think.

The Globe and Mail has a more in-depth discussion of the same topic.

Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 12:00:00 AM ADT Tags: /tags/privacy

The CBC reported on how the BC Ministry of Health will no longer accept unencrypted health records. Welcome to the 1940's boys and girls.

Posted Fri 07 Dec 2007 12:00:00 AM AST Tags: /tags/privacy

The CBC reported the New Brunswick government has promised legislation to regulate a new electronic health records system.

Posted Wed 24 Oct 2007 12:00:00 AM ADT Tags: /tags/privacy