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Specialization in Identity, Privacy & Security
The Identity, Privacy, and Security Initiative (IPSI) at the University of Toronto was established in 2007. Two interdisciplinary Master's-level programs were created, leading to either a Master of Engineering (MEng) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a Master of Information (MI) degree from the Faculty of Information.
Identity, privacy, and security (IPS) are closely related socio-technical issues of increasing importance in contemporary networked society. IPSI was established in order to create an interdisciplinary program of research, education, outreach, industry collaboration, and technology transfer around the complex interplay of these focal issues. Its goal is to develop new approaches to security and identification that maintain the privacy, freedom, and safety of the user and the broader community.
Common seminars allow students from the participating faculties to work together in the classroom, and through team assignments. Study and research areas include:
- Data integrity
- Digital identity
- Digital rights management
- Forensic data analysis
- Information policy
- Privacy-enhancing solutions
- Security of universal access
IPS required courses:
One course (0.5 FCE): JIE1001H Seminar in Identity, Privacy and Security
Two courses from the following list of iSchool courses (1.0 FCE):
- INF1341H Systems Analysis and Process Innovation (formerly Analyzing Information Systems)
- INF2124H Surveillance and Identity
- INF2181H Information Policy, Regulation, and Law (formerly Information Policy)
- INF2165H Social Issues in Information and Communications Technologies
INF2241H Critical Making: Information Studies, Social Values, and Physical Computing
One course from the following list of ECE courses (0.5 FCE):
- ECE568H Computer Security
- ECE1517H Biometric Systems
- ECE1529H Adaptive Systems for Signal Processing and Communications
- ECE1547H Content Based and Network Security
- ECE1776H Computer Security, Cryptography and Privacy
Faculty of Information students should note that many of the ECE courses have pre-requisites and may be very difficult for students without a Computer Science or ECE background.
February 5, 2013
Prof. Andrew CLEMENT & Prof. Leslie SHADE
Staying away from social media such as Facebook and Twitter and deliberately limiting the amount of personal information you disclose online may not be enough to protect yourself from having your private data exposed.