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Cyberethics, 6th Edition by Spinello

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CHAPTER 5

Regulating Internet Privacy

The information age has created a more open society where privacy seems to grow scarcer with each technological innovation. Personal information on the Internet has become even more of a commodity that can be collected, exchanged, or recombined with relative ease. The Internet and its supporting architectures have made it much easier to track and monitor individual behavior. Beacons and digital cookies, for example, allow for an unprecedented level of surreptitious Internet surveillance. Many companies are eager to collect our buying habits and search patterns.

The public seems to be ambivalent and even nonchalant ...

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