Ethics varies from one culture to another and sometimes we never know whether we have taken the right ethical decision or not for a given situation. Ethics defines the basis or the underlying framework of our societies and constitutes the core of our relationships. It consists of several conceptions or notions that affect our personal and business lives. These concepts include trust, judgement, responsibility, duty, obligation, right, damage, values, conduct, morals etc.
Street View, the technology featured by Google which provides panoramic views of streets around the world (2011), is currently raising privacy and security concerns. Diaz (2010) claims that Street View is not capturing images of anything that is not available for the public to see. Yet privacy and security issues become inevitable when Street View starts capturing photos of vehicle license plates, property, as well as people in compromising or out-of-context situations (Lopez 2010). Besides Street View is accused of collecting unencrypted payload data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks (2010) and it’s also being exploited as a means for cyber terrorism (2011).
While the Standing Committee on Communications report proposes useful recommendations for promoting awareness of computer security issues among users, it also endorses the registration of an industry code by ACMA which demands ISPs to enforce their subscribers into installing and maintaining firewall and antivirus software before accessing the internet (Dziemborowicz 2010).