To deceive or not to deceive! Legal implications of phishing covert research Online publication date: Tue, 12-Nov-2013
by Rasha Salah El-Din; Lisa Sugiura
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM), Vol. 6, No. 4, 2013
Abstract: Whilst studying mobile users' susceptibility to phishing attacks, we found ourselves subject to regulations concerning the use of deception in research. We argue that such regulations are misapplied in a way that hinders the progress of security research. Our argument analyses the existing framework and the ethical principles of conducting phishing research in light of these regulations. Building on this analysis and reflecting on real world experience; we present our view of good practice and suggest guidance on how to prepare legally compliant proposals to concerned ethics committees.
Online publication date: Tue, 12-Nov-2013
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org