#2: Were the punishments for James Gansman, Donna Murdoch, and Gerald Brodsky fair?
This is an opinion question in which everyone has their own judgment on. I personally think that the punishments for James Gansman and Gerald Brodsky were somewhat fair because they both did something wrong. The sentence for Gansman should have been harsher because he was really the one who gave out the information. Gansman was being really unfaithful to Ernst and Young by giving out private information. He had agreed that he wouldn't leak anything when he first joined the company. His sentence was not very big, but the fact that he was not allowed working ...view middle of the document...
#3: Is Ashley Madison based on an ethical business model?
In my opinion Ashley Madison is somewhat based on an ethical business model. They have turned the business into something that is in the limit of the law. It also replicates rules like any other business. Though, since it is a dating site it is also not totally on the business side. In my opinion it is kind of half and half. On one side it can be considered a business model put once again since it is a dating site it kind of can’t be.
#4: How does Noel Biderman, the founder of Ashley Madison, explain and justify the business? Does he fulfill his ethical duties to all those affected by his actions?
Noel Bidderman justifies the site "Ashley Madison" as a site that doesn’t want happy couples to abandon their marriage and have an affair, but in reality it just protects anyone who has already made a choice to have an “extra marital affair". Bidderman does not think of his business as really having people make bad choices. He really tries to explain the business, he says that at one point or another someone cheats on his or her partner. He says the site just helps you find people who are in a relationship or single. It is not the site's goal to try and ruin your marriage. He says that he himself is married and would be devastated if his wife cheated on him. As for him fulfilling his ethical duties to call those affected by his actions, he does say that families are affected by such actions and that it does break families apart. Noel Biderman does not encourage cheating in anyway though.