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To deceive or not to deceive! Legal implications of phishing covert research

To deceive or not to deceive! Legal implications of phishing covert research
To deceive or not to deceive! Legal implications of phishing covert research
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
1478-9647
285-293
Sugiura, Lisa
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Sugiura, Lisa
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Sugiura, Lisa (2013) To deceive or not to deceive! Legal implications of phishing covert research. International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 6 (4), 285-293. (doi:10.1504/IJIPM.2013.057635).

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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

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Published date: June 2013
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Local EPrints ID: 372818
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/372818
ISSN: 1478-9647
PURE UUID: 5e98d8de-4847-450f-8cb7-d62be89b4f1c

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Date deposited: 22 Dec 2014 10:57
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 20:55

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