Nowadays, the users’ browsing activity on the Internet is not completely private due to many entities that collect and use such data, either for legitimate or illegal goals. The implications are serious, from a person who exposes unconsciously his private information to an unknown third party entity, to a company that is unable to control its information to the outside world. As a result, users have lost control over their private data in the Internet. In this paper, we present the entities involved in users’ data collection and usage. Then, we highlight what are the ethical issues that arise for users, companies, scientists and governments. Finally, we present some alternative scenarios and suggestions for the entities to address such ethical issues.

The Exploitation of Web Navigation Data: Ethical Issues and Alternative Scenarios / Vassio, Luca; Metwalley, Hassan; Giordano, Danilo (LECTURE NOTES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ORGANISATION). - In: Blurring the Boundaries Through Digital Innovation: Individual, Organizational, and Societal ChallengesSTAMPA. - [s.l] : Springer International Publishing, 2016. - ISBN 978-3-319-38974-5. - pp. 119-129 [10.1007/978-3-319-38974-5_10]

The Exploitation of Web Navigation Data: Ethical Issues and Alternative Scenarios

VASSIO, LUCA;METWALLEY, HASSAN;GIORDANO, DANILO
2016

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Nowadays, the users’ browsing activity on the Internet is not completely private due to many entities that collect and use such data, either for legitimate or illegal goals. The implications are serious, from a person who exposes unconsciously his private information to an unknown third party entity, to a company that is unable to control its information to the outside world. As a result, users have lost control over their private data in the Internet. In this paper, we present the entities involved in users’ data collection and usage. Then, we highlight what are the ethical issues that arise for users, companies, scientists and governments. Finally, we present some alternative scenarios and suggestions for the entities to address such ethical issues.
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