Assignment 3 – Cyber Ethics
The Right to Privacy
July 29, 2012
Cyber Ethics – The Right to Privacy
Privacy is the right to be free from disturbance in one’s private life or private affairs. With the introduction of social networks privacy is now harder to achieve. People disclose personal information about themselves that they wish to share with friends and family that they wish to be kept private, but this does not always happen. As a user on a social networking page, you have the right to your own privacy settings which you can change and hide certain things from certain people. Even with this setting, privacy may still be at risk. Content on social networking sites have put people’s reputation, jobs, and much more at risk. Information on these sites is now being used as evidence in lawsuits and grounds for being fired or even being hired. People think that the information they disclose is their right to privacy, but it doesn’t seem like the case now a days. Since we have a right to privacy in about the information we share with family and friends in real space I think that we should have a right to privacy if we share this same information on Facebook or other places online such a Second Life.
Being able to share personal information with friends and family is a right, and we expect privacy while doing so. Privacy has become the most important human rights issue in this modern age. It underpins human dignity and other key values such as freedom of speech and association (Banisar & Davies). Since we are a democratic society we allow freedom of speech. With technology continuously growing, people now express their freedom of speech over the internet. People use social networking websites to express themselves and to share personal information about themselves with friends and family. Freedom of speech and privacy come hand in hand. If people are going to express themselves, if they feel they are getting the privacy...
...Evaluate the ethics of cyber law in Australia
The concept of cyber law in Australia is subject to a wide range of controversy, due to the lack of privacy offered to the individuals of Australia. Policies regarding cyber law in Australia are very narrow, and often do not provide the adequate amount of privacy and security to users in Australia, thus providing a motive for the necessity of an alteration ofcyber law in Australia.
The definition of cyber law is the term that encapsulates the legal issues related to the use of the internet or technological interactions. The ethics and legal issues surrounding cyber laws in Australia are in the focus of privacy issues today. The leading factors of concern related to the current cyber law policies in Australia, and all across the world, include the lack of privacy offered to users of the internet, insignificant means being taken to protect users from cyber threats, the lack of protection against cyber bullying and the rising hazard of cyber-crime due to a deficiency of sufficient protection against cyber-criminals.
The leading issues regarding cyber laws in Australia are the lack of privacy offered to individuals residing in Australia, and the increasingly...
The aim of this essay is to provide a supportive argument – “for” the notion that an individual’s privacy is more important than any other considerations in the workplace. Workplace scenarios will be outlined including job applications, storage of personal information, Internet and email, information technology effects on privacy, workplace policies and procedures and medical privacy. Differing ethical theories will be applied to both sides of the argument.
The Individual’s Privacy in the workplace
Getting the job.
The story is often heard in Australia how easy it was for people to gain employment in the economically booming 1960’s and early 1970’s; of how people would walk into a workplace in the morning and get a job straight away or within a couple of days jobseeking. Resumes, application letters and application forms were unheard of unless you were applying for a professional level position. As competition for jobs increased in the mid 1970’s and early 1980’s more and more selection tools were required when hiring new staff. Resume’s detailing training, past employment and referees assisted in the selection or rejection of new staff. Applicants are not required to list information in their Resume such as marital status, gender, political leanings, religion, date of birth and number of children as part of equal employment opportunity legislation. In government based agencies in...
f. Forgery is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents with the intent to deceive. Copies, studio replicas, and reproductions are not considered forgeries, though they may later become forgeries through knowing and will full misrepresentations. Forging money or currency is more often called counterfeiting.
g. Copyright infringement is the use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works, without permission from the copyright holder, which is typically a publisher or other business representing or assigned by the work's creator.
h. Cyber defamation is not a specific criminal offense, misdemeanor or tort, but rather any of these conducted via digital media, usually through the Internet.
4. Unlawful acts:
a. Hacking a hacker is someone who loves to program or who enjoys playful cleverness, or a combination of the two. The act of engaging in activities (such as programming or other media) in a spirit of playfulness and exploration is termed hacking. However the defining characteristic of a hacker is not the activities performed themselves (e.g. programming), but the manner in which it is done: Hacking entails some form of excellence, for example exploring the limits of what is possible, thereby doing something exciting and...
...Cyber Security and Privacy Techniques
In today society almost everyone has some form of computer or phone with internet capacity that are exposed to hackers and those that wish to interrupt the cyber world. It is imperative that we all become better educated to the risks and pitfalls that go along with accessing cyber space from any kind of device with access to the world-wide web. Be it by cell device, laptop, notebook, or home computer. I would like to take this time to inform others of the current trends being used to secure not only our devices but our privacy and what the future holds for the growing security and privacy problems in the cyber world.
It is difficult to control and protect individual computer users as there are many different ideas of what the concept of privacy means in different countries. However, there are some basic activities that are considered an invasion of privacy no matter where you live in the world. Examples of these are as follows:
* Collecting and analyzing user data without the user’s knowledge/consent or authorization.
* Employing user data in a way other than was authorized.
* Disclosing or sending user data to others without the user’s knowledge and authorization.
These things are considered don’t in...
Professor Kirstin Krick
English 102 #15881
13 February 2013
Ethics of Internet PrivacyPrivacy is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but in which amendment does privacy on the Internet fall. On the website “The Right of Privacy” it says that “The U.S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy”. Freedom of religion is given to us in the First Amendment. The Fourth Amendment protects from searches and seizures unless the officials possess a warrant. The Fifth Amendment gives the right to interpret the first eight amendments in ways that can protect the people. Since the internet was not created until the late 20th century should another amendment be added or is it already covered in what the first nine amendments say. Even if the Bill of Rights gives the right to privacy, the internet is easily accessed by many people and can be hacked to find out important private information about anyone. The internet is accessed by people from all over the world and when private information is posted online one person is going to be able to view that information no matter the privacy setting a person may use.
The natural progression of the internet and emerging technologies is towards streamlining lives both personally and professionally. Instantaneous communications and available on-line services continue to reduce the physical distance between...
II. Cookies and User Profiling 1
III. Privacy laws 2
IV. Web Eavesdropping 3
V. New Law 3
VI. Consumer Trust 5
VII. Bibliography 6
The citizens of the United States have always been keen on privacy. A new emerging issue is on Internet Privacy issues. Privacy issues can lead to devastating consequences such as identity theft and bad credit ratings. Many users of the internet do not know the level of security or privacy of a website they access. There are many uncertainties when using the internet. How can we trust that our personal information is safe? How do we know that we actually have privacy? How do advertisers obtain our personal information? Are there actually laws regarding internet privacy?
Cookies and User...
• Privacy has sometimes been described as:
the right to be left alone, or
the right to exercise control over one’s personal information, or
a set of conditions necessary to protect our individual dignity and autonomy.
• Information Privacy- the way in which governments or organizations handle our personal information such as our age, address, sexual preference and so on.
• Financial Data – Personal financial data must be kept in its highest confidentiality in order to secure private information including credit cards, checking and savings accounts, loans, payroll direct deposit, and brokerage accounts. All financial transactions must be done with proper authentication method which can be filled up by the user, such as personal log on name, password, account number, or PIN.
• Fair Credit Reporting 1970 - The Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 is a piece of legislation that governs the collection, distribution, and use of consumer credit information. Guidelines set forth in the act serve to protect consumers from fraudulent or incorrect credit information reporting.
• Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) is a comprehensive, federal law affecting financial institutions. The law requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the security, integrity, and confidentiality of customer information.
The GLBA also included three key rules...
...Stalking Online A Invasion of Privacy
“Privacy laws are applicable to everyone.”
Report Prepared for Assessment Legal Studies 2013
Australian Privacy Laws have been challenged to include the changing use of the internet that has seen a huge insurgence in the use of social media that facilitates a form of a stalking for users who are in reality advanced users of the internet with capabilities above the normal person knowledge in using the internet to Stalk or to Cyber Bully their victims causing sincere harm to a percentage of our community.
This report will show the many reasons we have to research, identify and change the way we deal with Stalking and Cyber Stalking and the increasing use of online scams that invade our privacy as well as the privacy of our children. Our research will ultimately allow us to lobby for the government to amend the Privacy ACT.
The Privacy Act
There has been a slow legal argument against cyber stalking and any progress towards a national approach to cyber stalking has been met with a lack of knowledge and understanding by :
1. Australian Police
2. Federal Police
3. Dept Communities(Docs,DHS)
5. Legal (lawyers,Barristors,legal aid)
6. Community Support Groups
Most computerised Stalking has caused the Australia Government...