Internet regulation is what the people need to go through the internet with ease. Many people would live safer and more secure lives with it. In business, online products must be told of the truth and nothing else to avoid misleading consumers. Claims made in email advertisement, on a website or in an article designed to bring others to the website must be truthful and not say that the product or service or whatever you are selling can do something it can’t or bring bad results. Also companies cannot represent themselves as spam and change themselves to misrepresent people.
From a business aspect, telecommunications companies began to worry that the Internet would take away their customers because people were now able to place phone calls online with no long distance charges. From an individual, or general population aspect, people were concerned with the social implications of the Internet, and the negative impact that certain content could have on individuals or groups, such as children being exposed to pornographic content. There is also the growing concern of security and privacy, because not only can personal information be used for illegal purposes, it can be used without someone’s knowledge, for marketing purposes, which some people find to be an infringement of their privacy. The Internet is a breeding ground for freedom of expression and freedom of speech, which is why certain countries such as China and Germany, have done everything in their power to restrict the content made available to citizens. However, because of the Constitution, American government is finding it rather difficult to set up a ‘gatekeeping’ system, which will restrict content available within the United States.
Also, if the U.N. were to take charge, the cost to deliver their services globally would be far too costly for website like google. Since many Countries have their own agendas and policies implemented, there is no need for the U.N. to regulate the Internet. Since Internet monitoring is a controversial issue on a political and societal scale, it has both negatives and positives that benefit both the government and people. Although some may oppose Internet monitoring, it is necessary in some circumstances. It can help prevent and detect cybercrime, unauthorized access to sensitive data, and terrorism.
People are still concerned about giving their information online. Therefore it is up to the retailers to assure their customers that making a purchase online is safe and secure. The use of 56-bit and 128-bit encryption technology has definitely helped ease the minds of customers by offering them a sense of security. However, there is no gaurantee that this security measure can prevent hackers from cracking the code if they really wanted to. In the future, there will be a greater dependence on the Internet than ever before, and not just for e-commerce, but also for control of critical infrastructure (power generation, communications, transportation, etc.).
The main issue in the case study is the issue of privacy, which is the amount of personal information that is accessible to others (Moor, 1997). Society views invasion of privacy as unethical. In the digital world people has become so reliant on technology. There is no privacy in the digital world. Everything that goes online can be accessed by others, and this makes it difficult for managers to identify matters and practices they should be concerned with, including consumer’s privacy (Ccnmtl.columbia.edu, 2014).
People have the tendency to believe everything and anything that is posted online should be private. They don’t realize that what they post or send over a platform like Facebook isn’t exactly complete privacy. As Alfred Edomnd Jr. said in his essay Why Asking for a Job Applicant’s Facebook Password is Fair Game, “… don’t think business vs. personal. Think public vs. private. And if something is truly private, do not share it on social media out of a misplaced faith in the expectation of privacy (134).” Just as employees have the right to say no to this request, employers have the right to ask.
The businesses stated in the article should acquire a better cyber-security in their business. Intellectual property lost or damage goes against both the ACM and the IEEE All in all Cyber-security has become a major issue in our generation. Whether it is the ethics behind it or the personal gain. The formal ethical systems that could justify the actions reported in the article were clearly not good enough for a person to preform cyber-hacking. The actions provided in the article went against both the ACM and IEEE codes of ethics.
For the company this will be a risk that they wouldn’t take as it may bring them a legal case if information was of an extreme content which was distributed inside the company's emails and internet. This would tarnish their reputation as a good business to work with. This is why policies are put in place to protect companies such as CaWRO from material in emails and the Internet. These policies will be put in place protect the company as a whole and even if people would use the Internet and email to distribute inappropriate things the company will not be held responsible and in some certain cases the employee who was distributing the information will be fired or in some extreme cases prosecuted for criminal acts such as distributing inappropriate content.
Internet cookies are extremely valuable to consumers and website operators alike, despite concerns that they threaten web users’ personal privacy. Without cookies, the Internet would be slower, the electronic marketplace, a difficult place to navigate and the entire online experience frustrating. The Internet Alliance urges lawmakers not to regulate cookies but to work with industry to address the underlying issues: privacy and security. Together we must alert consumers on how to use technology and common sense to protect their own personal privacy online. First, it is important to understand what cookies are and how they benefit the web browser.