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Lecture 9 Week 9 1
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Introduction Legal and Ethical Categories of law Differences between legal and Ethic Ethics concept in Information Security Protecting programs and Data Information and Law 2
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This chapter covers information security law and ethics First part of this chapter focuses on relevant legislation and regulation concerning the management of information in an organization The second part of the chapter presents ethical issues for information security as well as a summary of professional organizations with established ethical codes This chapter use both as a reference to the legal aspects of information security and as an aide in planning your professional career
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Law a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority implies imposition by a sovereign authority and the obligation of obedience on the part of all subject to that authority Ethics a set of moral principles or values the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group an objectively defined standard of right and wrong
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Civil law: represents a wide variety of laws that govern a nation or state Criminal law: addresses violations harmful to society and is actively enforced through prosecution by the state Tort law enables individuals to seek recourse against others in the event of personal, physical, or financial injury. Torts are enforced via individual lawsuits rather than criminal prosecutions by the state. When someone brings a legal action under tort law, personal attorneys present the evidence and argue the details rather than representatives of the state, who prosecute criminal cases. The categories of laws that affect the individual in the workplace are private law and public law. Private law regulates the relationship between the individual and the organization, and encompasses family law, commercial law, and labor law. Public law regulates the structure and administration of government agencies and their relationships with citizens, employees, and other governments, providing careful checks and balances. Examples of public law include criminal, administrative, and constitutional law
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Laws are rules that mandate or prohibit certain behavior in society ethics , which define socially acceptable behaviors. The key difference between laws and ethics is that laws carry the sanctions of a governing authority and ethics do not. Ethics in turn are based on cultural mores : the fixed moral attitudes or customs of a particular group. Some ethics are recognized as universal. For example,murder, theft, assault, and arson are commonly accepted as actions that deviate from ethical and legal codes in the civilized world .
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