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					Professionalism and Ethics

      Database Course
            Ethics in Data
• Four primary areas
  – Data Collection
  – Data Retrieval
  – Data Storage
  – Database Model
      Data Collection Questions
•   What data is collected?
•   Who collects the data?
•   Who enters the data?
•   Who checks the validity of the data
    entered?
            Data Retrieval
• Who has what access to what data?
• How audits access?
• What reports are provided and to whom?

• Database Inference, SQL injection, e.g.
            Data Storage
• How long is the data kept?
• Who and how are corrections to data
  made?
           Database Model
• Are proper measures taken to insure the
  integrity of the data?
  – Referential integrity
  – Data entry checks
  – Complexity of the database design
  – Backup of data done frequently
              Legal Issues
• Who owns the data?
  – Such as in your medical record
• Who is responsible for errors?
  – What if your credit data is wrong?
• Who is liable for negative outcomes?
  – Security breach in credit card company
    database?
          Article on Ethics
http://www.informationweek.com/837/prdata
  ethics.htm
                    CASE Studies
•   Falsification of Data (selecting a product)
•   Protection of Database Contents (suspect, e-mail lists)
•   State of Oregon v. Randal Schwartz
•   Dean of Divinity - Harvard
•   Professional Responsibility and Accountability (if
    project doesn’t meet specification engineer, programmer, salesmen)
• Security flaws in software. Is vendor responsible ?
• Medical Expert Systems ? Who’s responsible ?
• XEROX PARC – Apple - Microsoft
              CASE Studies
• HIPAA
  – http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs8a-
    hipaa.htm#4
  – Example violations of HIPAA
     • http://www.hipaaps.com/examples.html
• TD AmeriTrade
  – http://www.scmagazineus.com/TD-
    Ameritrade-database-breach-an-inside-
    job/article/35666/
              Case Studies
• Police Database
  – http://www.privacy.vic.gov.au/dir100/PriWeb.n
    sf/download/F187486C9EB29990CA256DF70
    00AD907/$FILE/media_9.12.03_web.pdf
• Voter information integrity
  – http://votingintegrity.org/issues/CentralizedDat
    a.html
       Hw. And test question
• Describe at least one important thing you
  learned about ethics (minimum: ½ page,
  maximum: one page)

				
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