Introduction. Social Implications & Ethics Since the introduction of the Internet, many policies have been introduced as a way to govern the use of computers.
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The internet makes it easy to have your information stolen by somebody because they don’t have to have face verification when using a credit card and can easily use this to go online and buy anything they want.
The extent of the damage done to you is at the will of the person who steals your identity.
Ethics are often summed up in what is considered the “golden rule”—do unto others as you would have them do unto you. While this makes sense as a general rule of thumb, it does not truly offer much in terms of helping one to make moral decisions in daily life.
A company or organization that supplies Internet connectivity to home and/or business customers. ISPs support one or more forms of Internet access, ranging from traditional modem dial-up to DSL and cable modem broadband service. An ISP may provide a combination of services including Internet access, domain name registration, hosting, and Web hosting.
ISPs policies concerns, \'cookies,\' third party sites and access, collection of personal information - what, how and usage, security of information, regulation of children\'s access to the Internet, globalization issues and legal issues.
ISP prohibits sexual activity, child pornography, depictions of bestiality, material containing excessive violence or sexual violence, detailed instruction in crime, violence or drug use, and/or material that advocates the doing of a terrorist act.
ISPs to take appropriate steps to protect the public from prohibited content. The codes set out opt-in filtering arrangements that require ISPs to offer customers filters on a cost recovery basis. Filters are made available either directly or via a filter software portal maintained by the Internet Industry Association.
Consider the use of law enforcement or civil action against spammers and hackers when appropriate.
Providers has to protect the users information. Example: credit card, address or personal information.
Some mechanisms, such as withdrawal of industry association rights or privileges, and compliance incentives, such as the right to display compliance symbols will need to be approved by government authorities.
Otherwise Contravention of an online provider rule is a criminal offence and a continuing offence for each day the contravention continues.