TOPIC :Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
6) What do you understand by open source intelligence(OSI). Discuss the key ethical issues involved in the field of OSI.(250 words)
Why this question
OSI is a comparatively new but rapidly rising field of data collection for the purposes of gathering intelligence to be used further. The field poses certain ethical questions and concerns. The question is related to GS-4 syllabus under the following heading- Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Key demand of the question.
the question wants us to describe the concept of OSI. Then it wants us to discuss the key ethical issues involved in OSI.
Discuss- we have to dig deep into the given issue and write in detail about all the key ethical issues involved therein.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Give a simple but complete definition of OSI.
A- discuss the sources from which data is gathered under OSI
B- discuss the key issues involved- lack of knowledge and consent of the person whose data is gathered, prone to misuse, threat to privacy and personal liberty. Also responsibility of netizens to protect their data, role of government etc
Conclusion– present your opinion on the deployment of OSI and what safeguards need to be placed to prevent unethical use of open source data.
This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.