David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Information Technology 4 (2):123-132 (2002)
This essay examines some ethical aspects of stalkingincidents in cyberspace. Particular attention is focused on the Amy Boyer/Liam Youens case of cyberstalking, which has raised a number of controversial ethical questions. We limit our analysis to three issues involving this particular case. First, we suggest that the privacy of stalking victims is threatened because of the unrestricted access to on-linepersonal information, including on-line public records, currently available to stalkers. Second, we consider issues involving moral responsibility and legal liability for Internet service providers (ISPs) when stalking crimesoccur in their `space' on the Internet. Finally, we examine issues of moral responsibility for ordinary Internet users to determine whether they are obligated to inform persons whom they discover to be the targets of cyberstalkers
|Keywords||Internet search engines Internet service providers cyberstalking duty to assist legal liability moral responsibility personal privacy public records|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Garrath Williams, Responsibility. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Alison Adam (2002). Cyberstalking and Internet Pornography: Gender and the Gaze. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 4 (2):133-142.
Jennifer Hendry & Kay Goodall, Facebook and the Commercialisation of Personal Information: Some Questions of Provider-to-User Privacy.
Herman T. Tavani (1999). Informational Privacy, Data Mining, and the Internet. Ethics and Information Technology 1 (2):137-145.
Anton Vedder (2001). Accountability of Internet Access and Service Providers – Strict Liability Entering Ethics? Ethics and Information Technology 3 (1):67-74.
Edmund Wall (2011). Privacy and the Moral Right to Personal Autonomy. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (1):69-85.
Richard T. De George (1982). The Moral Responsibility of the Hospital. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (1):87-100.
Ferdinand David Schoeman (ed.) (1984). Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy: An Anthology. Cambridge University Press.
Frances S. Grodzinsky & Herman T. Tavani (2005). P2p Networks and the Verizon V. RIAA Case: Implications for Personal Privacy and Intellectual Property. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 7 (4):243-250.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads28 ( #63,438 of 1,102,876 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #297,281 of 1,102,876 )
How can I increase my downloads?