Discussing privacy and ethical issues of encryption in a connected world

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With 4.1 billion internet users across the globe, data can now be easily shared and consumed. This uptake in ICT can result in risks to the privacy of individuals. As a result laws and regulations have been introduced, and technology companies have implemented safeguards, such as the use of encryption to protect the privacy of citizens. Although encryption has been shown to be an effective control for protecting privacy of citizens, it also protects the information of criminals and terrorists. To address this, governments have introduced laws and regulations to allow access to encrypted communications and data, but by doing this have faced resistance and backlash. This paper discusses the use of encryption and the ethical challenges associated with it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australian institute of computer ethics
Subtitle of host publicationComputer ethics in the new normal
PublisherAustralian Institute of Computer Ethics AiCE
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780646831077
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event9th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics: AiCE 2020 - Online
Duration: 28 Nov 202010 Dec 2020
https://auscomputerethics.com/aice-2020-conference-papers/ (conference proceedings)


Conference9th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics
Abbreviated titleComputer ethics in the new normal
OtherHosted online by the University of South Australia
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