Week 6 Tutorial
Case for critical thinking: Phone hacking, corruption and the closure of the News of the World
1. Which of the four views of ethical behaviour can best be applied to this case? Justify your answer.
The moral-rights view of ethical behaviour would be best applied to this case as the decision for the company to illegally partake in phone hacking. By this decision, the company has intruded hundreds of individual’s personal privacy which is seen as morally wrong, therefore the fundamental rights of human beings was not maintained.
2. What rationalisations for this unethical behaviour would the editors, reporters, private investigators and police have given?