Ethical Implications of Third-party Cookies

By Nalini Elisa Ramlakhan.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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In regards to the Internet and third party cookies, technology has invaded our privacy and can be seen as treating an individual as a commodity. Third party cookies invade one’s privacy by tracking an individual’s movement on the web, they are not consented for by the consumer nor is the consumer aware that their every movement on the web is being tracked, and they allow personal and private information on a person to be exposed and possibly sold to other businesses, thus making an individual a commodity. Third party cookies harm an individual’s right to privacy, has negative implications, and thus should not be used just because it has been developed.

Keywords: Kantian Deontological Ethics, Focuses on Privacy, The Ethics of Information Technology, Ethics of Virtual Businesses

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.59-68. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 758.498KB).

Nalini Elisa Ramlakhan

Graduate Student, Master of Arts Program, Philosophy Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I have completed a four year Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from York University in 2010 with a degree in Philosophy and a degree in English. I have also received a Certificate in Practical Ethics from York University. I currently attend Carleton University as a graduate student in the Master of Arts program with philosophy as the area of study. My work includes research on applied ethics, political philosophy, and epistemology. In particular, I am interested in the study of human rights, relativism, diversity, and ethical actions.

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