Thursday, May 04, 2006

What is Online Integrity? has a 4-point online integrity statement of principles that deals with respecting other people's privacy.

The people behind the online integrity statement may mean well, but there is a glaring omission.

It doesn't address the facilitating or encouragement of violence or harassment. Disclaimers that say something like, "Of course I'm not condoning violence, but if this person died, the world would be a better place" are backhand endorsements of violence and have no place on sites that lay any claim to integrity.

So often when personal contact information is posted unethically, it is given with the intent to harm the other person. If we only deal with the release of that personal information and not with the unethical intent behind the release of information, those who stick to the letter of the law and not the spirit will find loopholes so they can declare themselves ethical while acting unethically.
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