The Ethics of Cyber Dating
Friday, September 21, 2018 — 4:30PM-5:30PM
We will discuss the developer’s responsibility when building web and mobile dating applications, debate what is fair use of dating profile information, and discuss how the laws regarding online dating could be improved. Some topics we might cover are the precautions developers should take to safeguard users’ personal information as well as how far they should go to verify their users’ identities are legitimate. We will also discuss what are reasonable expectations for users’ privacy. Their accounts are public, but contain sensitive information. Can their data fairly be used by researchers? Are researchers obligated to get informed consent?
Rebecca C. Krieger, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo