He refused to give the password and was charged under the federal Customs Act with hindering or preventing an officer from doing his job.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
Robert Currie, director of Dalhousie University’s Law and Technology Institute, said the plea deal represents a “missed opportunity” to explore an emerging legal question.
“We’ve got case law around the Customs Act, going back in time, which says essentially that you have next to no privacy at the border,” Currie said in an interview.
A prime example of this has been the Macro-prudential Research Network (Ma Rs), where researchers from the European System of Central Banks closely collaborated with experts from academia.
The Ma Rs network was launched to develop core conceptual frameworks, models and tools providing research support to improve macro-prudential supervision in the EU.