Ethical Considerations in Cybersecurity and The Role of International Law in addressing its Privacy Challenges

  • Mohona Datta
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  • Mohona Datta

    Student at Adamas University, Kolkata, India

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Cybersecurity is crucial in safeguarding digital systems and protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access, breaches, and malicious activities. However, the pursuit of robust cybersecurity measures raises important ethical considerations that must be addressed. This research article explores the ethical dimensions of cybersecurity practices, including ethical hacking, vulnerability disclosure, and responsible use of cybersecurity technologies. Additionally, the article investigates the impact of ethical considerations on privacy, human rights, and societal implications. By analyzing real-world case studies and ethical dilemmas, this study aims to contribute to the understanding of the complex ethical landscape in cybersecurity and provide insights for developing ethical frameworks and guidelines for cybersecurity professionals. Besides, this research article also examines the role of international law in addressing privacy challenges arising from the collection, processing, and transfer of personal data across borders. It analyzes the effectiveness of international legal frameworks and conventions, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in protecting individuals' privacy rights and harmonizing privacy standards across jurisdictions. The article explores the legal mechanisms, including data protection laws, international agreements, and cross-border data transfer mechanisms, that govern the flow of personal data and ensure its protection. The research aims to contribute to the ongoing discussions on strengthening international privacy frameworks and promoting global privacy standards in the face of evolving technological advancements and digital transformations. In an increasingly interconnected world, where technology plays a central role in various aspects of our lives, cybersecurity and privacy have become critical concerns. There is a growing recognition of the ethical considerations inherent in cybersecurity practices and the need for robust legal frameworks to address privacy challenges. Furthermore, it assesses the challenges and opportunities for international cooperation in addressing privacy concerns, information sharing, and establishing common principles for privacy protection.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2071 - 2086


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