CPSC 430 – July 19, 2010

I’m currently taking CPSC 430 and one of the requirements is to keep a journal throughout the term. I will be blogging here my class notes, thoughts, and links as they come up that are relevant to the course material. Also, see the other posts in the CPSC 430 category.

Class notes

  • Privacy
    • RFID – Wal-Mart
      • Efficient supply chain
      • Container-wide RFID scanner
      • IT success – better logistics, lower cost and labour
    • Passports (US)
      • Privacy – reading at a distance
      • Increased security and efficiency
    • Phones (Japan)
      • Remote disable when lost
      • Thus, secure when lost (unlike wallet)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act -> Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
    • Promote accuracy, but requires active request for credit report
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley
    • Privacy policy
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    • Doctors

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