The Ethical Implications of Encrypted Messaging Services: An investigation into the usage of WhatsApp
Bowler, Alexander John
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Technology is now fully embedded into modern society and since the millennium we have all become more connected and our daily lives are moving online. The emergence of e-commerce has enable small businesses to thrive online and with new communication mediums being created each year, security is becoming a core issue in the industry. As the world becomes more digitally enabled and more reliant on electronic technologies, it also becomes more vulnerable to attack. Attack from rogue states to terrorist organisations worldwide. It is therefore crucial that government bodies implement policy and legislation to control the use of these technologies. However, this must be fair to the citizens of each nation and ensure transparency. The ethical issues that arise from the use of technology must be considered as part of this governance.
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