Internet Crime Enabling: Stalking and Cyberstalking

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Daniel Trottier*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cyberstalking is practiced by Internet abusers to harass, victimize and to mock peers, teachers, co-workers, neighbors and others. While typically framed as an individual pursuit, we suggest that it can best be understood as a collective process, both as a result of internet users’ reliance on platforms and third-party services, as well as their engagements with other internet users engaged in related data practices, including doxing. We discuss the Amy Boyer tragedy, a well-known case that led to changes in law designed to better protect individual privacy. Subsequently, the paper discusses the responsibility of data companies within the broad business dimension of Internet companies. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is suggested as a model to follow. Ethical leaders are people who care about the greater good of their employees, organization, and society rather than their own self-interests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information and Communication - Proceedings of the 2022 Future of Information and Communication Conference, FICC
EditorsKohei Arai
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030980146
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2022
EventFuture of Information and Communication Conference, FICC 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 3 Mar 20224 Mar 2022

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume439 LNNS


ConferenceFuture of Information and Communication Conference, FICC 2022
CityVirtual, Online

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