21 Feb 2021
“Privacy Challenges” Please respond to the following:
- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) threatened to shut off BlackBerry messaging, email and web browsing services if the device’ s maker, Research in Motion (RIM), did not provide certain information necessary for national security. RIM was caught between not disclosing confidential information and not endangering UAE’s national security. Give your opinion on whether RIM should have given in to UAE’s demands or whether it should have protected the confidential information. Support your position.
- Imagine you are a mid-level manager working for a well-known international organization and have invested $10,000 in the organization stock, along with contributions to the 401k benefit. Suppose you have indisputable evidence that the CEO was manipulating the company’s stock price. Determine if you would inform the stakeholders or refrain from saying anything for fear of causing the stock to plunge. Support your position.