Ramona's Pringle Summary
While Stalkerware earned itself a reputation from the increase in popularity and profitable growth, it has led to the lack of discussion …show more content…
Now let's consider the worst case scenario: A victim is being targeted and killed with the aid of Stalkerware. We would know that the user is held accountable for their actions but what happens when Stalkerware is being held in question? Wouldn't tech developers be held liable too? There are no legal ramifications on their end as they are not responsible for the misuse of the software. Tech developers will continue to sell Stalkerware while remaining ignorant to the damages it has contributed.
Another issue associated with Stalkerware is the lack of discussion revolving around its accessibility. There is no discussion as to why a software should be accessible to the public without any sort of legal boundaries and the penalties for its …show more content…
This principle should be applied in this scenario- with tech developers and victims. Communication on all levels needs to take place in order to evaluate the ethical and legal aspects of Stalkerware.
With greater discussion from both sides, there could be an interrogation of Stalkerware's existence which could result in a limited profit growth. However, profiting off at the expense of an individual's safety whilst violating their privacy is a dangerous means of business practice; not only has it inflicted damage on victims but also will, in turn, hurt the business as well. Having more communication between the two parties can result in more technologies being constructively created while ensuring the safety of individuals who won't be subjected to online domestic