Legal, Ethical & Social Issues in the case of an Intrusive Remote Monitoring Software

Shaun McBrearty, Nigel McKelvey, K Curran

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In 2008, a laptop was stolen from a high school student in the USA. The laptopwas being monitored by remote recovery software. The thief sold the laptop inquestion to another student who in turn sold it to a teacher. The softwarecontinued to monitor the private daily life of this teacher. This paper providesan overview of the resultant lawsuit. We examine the ethical, privacy and legaldilemmas highlighted by this case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-335
JournalInternational Journal of Information and Network Security
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2012


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