a.Start by reading Wikipedia’s article on the scandal :
http://en.wi ki pedi aorg/wi ki/Global surveillance disclosures (2013—present)
b.In his own words, Snowden’s ‘sole motive’ for leaking the documents was “to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.”
Based on your understanding of morality, and of the issues around ethics in an electronic global society, are these i nternet surveillance programs providing a benefit to society or a threat? Why?
Breakdown of marks for section B
a.Begin with a short description of the problem or issues in your own words
b. State who the stakeholders are (ie who will be affected positively or negatively by the situation) and how they will be affected
c. State your position clearly. Be sure to consider (and discuss) several different courses of action before you decide on your position
d. Argue for your position using ethical theories [eg a deontologist would look at the act itself and how the individual is treated. A utilitarian would consider the long and short term consequences of an act and would choose the act that would create the greatest good for the greatest number ofm people.]
You are to base your decision on the understanding you have gained from an investigation of ethical theories.