Publication: an ethical dilemma for DF research?

by Chris Hargreaves

"Ethical issues in science are commonplace; examples such as cloning, climate change and genetic engineering are all subject to different ethical debates. Some subjects have clearly defined areas of potential ethical problems, for example in Psychology much consideration is given to the welfare of human participants involved in any experiments conducted…This article is not an attempt to identify all the potential ethical issues that digital forensics research could be subject to, but instead highlights a particular issue – the potential impact of making the results of some digital forensics research publicly available…"

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