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Request for DropBox on lab PCs at SFU Library

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Can we have a DropBox app installed on PCs or Macs at the library? It is just more convenient to work in the app rather than download and re-upload files every time. Thanks!

A. I raised your question with computing services, who have ultimate authority over what appears on our lab PCs.

Unfortunately the feeling is that installing DropBox would suggest SFU is implicitly endorsing a service that enable students to store what could be considered private data on servers outside of Canada, potentially violating FIPPA legislation.

At this point in time we are unable to install DropBox on lab PCs at SFU.

Please note that there is also SFU's provided file space, which is mounted on the user desktops as a network drive, and which can easily be accessed from home.

http://www.sfu.ca/itservices/accounts/personal_webspace.html

Neal Baldwin
Manager, Computer Operations

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