Do you think the company reacted appropriately upon learning about the breach?
What could Equifax have done differently to prevent the cyberattack?
What type(s) of ethical climate existed at Equifax, and did this contribute to the hacking issues there?
What changes should managers and the board of directors make now to reduce the likelihood of an incident like this from occurring in the future?
What types of ethics training would you recommend for Equifax employees in the future to prevent such correct behavior?
Do you believe the government (in the United States and other countries) should regulate Facebook to protect its users’ privacy? Why or why not?
Do you believe that Facebook’s actions so far exemplify working in collaboration with, or in opposition to, government? Why?
What elements of the public policy process are seen in this case: public policy inputs, goals, tools, and effects?
Of the reasons described in this chapter to justify government regulation: market failure, negative externalities, natural monopolies, and ethical arguments, which reasons are relevant in this case?
Since Facebook and other social media platforms are global in nature, is there a need for international regulation to protect consumers’ privacy worldwide? If so, what organization could provide this global regulatory protection?
What level of responsibility do individuals who use Facebook and other social media sites have to protect their own personal information?