Corporate cyberstalking

an invitation to build theory

Paul Bocij

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Cyberstalking describes a relatively new form of stalking behaviour where technology is used as the medium of harassment. The term corporate cyberstalking is often used to describe incidents that involve organisations, such as companies and government departments. This paper uses a number of case studies in order to propose a typology of corporate cyberstalking. It is suggested that incidents involving corporate cyberstalking can be divided into two broad groups, depending on whether or not the organisation acts as a stalker or as a victim. Examining the motivations behind corporate cyberstalking allows these groups to be subdidvided further. The motives behind corporate cyberstalking can range from a desire for revenge against an employer to cyberterrorism. The paper also briefly discusses definitions of stalking and cyberstalking, concluding with a revised definition of cyberstalking that is more in keeping with the material discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFirst Monday
Volume7
Issue number11
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Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2002

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Bocij, Paul. / Corporate cyberstalking : an invitation to build theory. In: First Monday. 2002 ; Vol. 7, No. 11.
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