Case Study On Cyberspace Ethics

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……………………………………………………… Cyberspace Ethics ……………………………………………………… TABLE OF CONTENTS S. No Subject Pg. No. 1 Introduction to Cyberspace and Ethics 2 Cyberspace: Legal Stand in India 3 Internet Flows across the World 4 Analysis of Issues 5 Conclusion 6 Recommendation 7 Bibliography and References Introduction “You affect the world by what you browse” – Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of WWW We indeed affect the world by what we browse. The advent of the World Wide Web (WWW) has shaped the 21st century. What we commonly term as the Internet is defined as a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols. It has become…show more content…
 Whether the collection of information about an individual using an automated online model be encouraged? What does it support and what consequences can it lead to?  Whether monitoring of websites or browsing information of a person should be carried out? Should Digital Surveillance exist by Government or any other authority?  Case study: Whether the freedom on social networking websites be restricted to a certain extent in order to prevent cases where it is misutilized by the society and various netizens? Is it ethical to reasonably restrict online freedom due to a lack of security cover on the internet? Whether the collection of information about an individual using an automated online model be encouraged? What does it support and what consequences can it lead to? Collection of confidential or private information using an automated online system is a common feature which is found in most of the online portals today. Most of the E-Commerce websites in an attempt to prevent fraud or misrepresentation collect personal information of their E-Customers using the online systems and some even validate them by sending the One-Time Passwords and others to the mobile numbers and email addresses. This validates the data or ensures the accuracy of the data. Large scale websites with high number of users often have massive data which is usually authentic including Blogs, forums and many other portals which…show more content…
The question shall be dealt with taking into view the Cyberspace Ethics. In January 1989, the Internet Architecture Board, defines an activity unacceptable if it compromises the privacy of users. The Norms of Internet Usage often codenamed RFC 1087 find it unacceptable to use them so. Apart from that, the Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics defined in 1992 by Computer Ethics Institute, the first commandment is that ‘Thou shall not use a computer to harm other people’. The action of a Government agency violates the First commandment. Every netizen has an inherent right to privacy which shall be maintained by the State at all times. The Right to Privacy has been granted by the US Constitution as well as the Constitution of India by way of Article 21 and inherently within the scope of Article 21’s Right to life with Dignity. Apart from the same, you have a right to use your body and resources as you wish and in private. Applying the principle of Moral Absolutism in the current case, the researcher is of the opinion that the action of the Government agency is not justified in intruding with the personal issues or privacy which is guaranteed by the law maker
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