This lesson will help the viewer understand why personal data is valuable, what value it has and how it is being treated in general in our society nowadays.
Open access to personal data, doxing, cyberstalking and cyberbullying are tied together.
Let us explain how.
Doxing isn’t always done with negative intent – it often serves legal purposes. For instance, for advanced policing techniques.
However, regardless of the intent, the practice of abusing a person’s privacy is unethical and the harm suffered is very real.
Here are some recommendations to stay ethical:
The combination of harassment, cyberbullying and cyberstalking that often accompanies doxing takes a huge emotional toll on the person targeted.
Anyone considering the act of doxing should appreciate the potential harm it can cause the victim before acting.
Your data is valuable, and, in fact, there are some people looking to profit off yours. In our next lesson, we will tell you more about those who sell and buy information.
Which of this data is ethical to share without asking for consent?
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