May 5, 2017
Friday Ethics Discussion
What Is Privacy In The Internet Age?
Your ISP “sees” everything you ever send over the internet. Should the ISP keep more information than what is required by law? Whom should the ISP share it with? Is it OK to share information about a specific account, only aggregated information, or no information at all? Should an ISP be required to get my permission before releasing any of my information? What if the information is only sold in the aggregate?
What are the ethical issues in keeping personal information private? Issues like transparency, consideration of interests and fairness are part of the ethical discussion. For instance, if I tell you something about me, are you free to tell someone else? If I tell the bank something, are they free to tell someone else? If I buy something online, is the merchant free to tell others? Does selling the information make a difference? Where do you draw the line on privacy? Ann leads the discussion. Molly hosts the meeting.
Please join this group and feel free to invite others! Bring your unique point of view and add to the discussion, which starts around 10:30. Please arrive early if you'd like to order food (highly recommended!). It's OK to just show up, but it always helps to know how many people to expect. You can RSVP via our Meetup page if you have a Meetup account, or contact us by email or this site's contact form .
Please join us at Lyon's Restaurant for our Friday Morning Ethics Discussion. The discussion starts around 10:30; please arrive early if you'd like to order food (highly recommended!).