By Robert A. Schultz
Info expertise has produced new moral demanding situations and issues in facing concerns approximately privateness, defense, piracy ethics. modern matters in Ethics and knowledge expertise discusses those matters in addition to different vital moral concerns comparable to the outsourcing of high-level jobs and the worth of IT itself. the most framework for moral difficulties utilized in modern matters in Ethics and data expertise is derived from the paintings of the past due thinker John Rawls. Rawls' contribution to ethics used to be a thought of justice rooted within the social agreement idea of the announcement of Independence and the U. S. structure. The author's dialogue of the worth of IT additionally builds at the perspectives of the thinker, Martin Heidegger, on glossy know-how as an autonomous strength in human lifestyles with its personal point-of-view. This ebook offers suggestions for IT pros and clients for functional moral difficulties.
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Is prohibited. The Context of IT Ethical Issues 35 • • • Professional control over application acquisition, including maintainability Responsibility for data integrity Standards for ongoing professional development General Management (concerning the relationship of IT to the rest of the firm): • Continuing assessment of IT value to the firm • Monitoring overall fit of IT to organizational needs from both IT and nonIT points of view • Standards for vendors • Standards for user/IT relation and balance of power between the constituencies To what extent do principles or standards in these areas raise ethical issues?
Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of Idea Group Inc. is prohibited. The Context of IT Ethical Issues 35 • • • Professional control over application acquisition, including maintainability Responsibility for data integrity Standards for ongoing professional development General Management (concerning the relationship of IT to the rest of the firm): • Continuing assessment of IT value to the firm • Monitoring overall fit of IT to organizational needs from both IT and nonIT points of view • Standards for vendors • Standards for user/IT relation and balance of power between the constituencies To what extent do principles or standards in these areas raise ethical issues?
The difficulty is that, although religion has historically been the repository of much ethical knowledge, the ethical knowledge is usually thoroughly mixed with principles and commands that require commitment to special religious practices. For example, not going to Mass is not wrong for non-Catholics. In some cases, this can lead to a de-emphasis of important ethical principles in favor of principles more central to religious observances. Religion also can add sanctions such as going to Hell for unethical behavior, but these sanctions apply across the board to internal religious requirements and so are no special help to being ethical.