IST3e Ch10 - Chapter 10 Managing Information Systems Ethics...

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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-1 10 Chapter Managing Information Systems Ethics and Crimes Worldwide losses due to software piracy in 2005 exceeded $34 billion. Business Software Alliance, 2006
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-2 Learning Objectives
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-3 Learning Objectives
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-4 The Three Waves of Change (I) The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler describes three phases or “waves of changes” First wave o A civilization based on agriculture and handwork o Relatively primitive stage o Lasted thousands of years
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The Three Waves of Change (II) Second wave o The Industrial Revolution o Began at the end of the 18 th century and lasted about 150 years Third wave o The Information Age o Information becomes the currency Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-5
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-6 Computer Literacy Computer literacy o Necessary skill in today’s world o May be the difference between being employed or unemployed o Many different jobs involve the use of computers
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-7 Digital Divide Major ethical challenge New class system of power o Power comes from knowledge The gap in the US is shrinking o Rural communities, the elderly, people with disabilities, and minorities lag behind national averages Widening gap between developed and developing countries
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-8 Learning Objectives
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-9 Computer Ethics Issues and standards of conduct pertaining to the use of information systems 1986 – Richard O. Mason article o Most ethical debates relate to Information privacy Information accuracy Information property Information accessibility
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-10 Information Privacy What information should you have to reveal? Information you might want to keep private: o Social security number o Medical history o Family history Identity theft o Fastest growing “information” crime o Biometrics for better protection
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-11 Information Privacy Companies seem to know about our every move – how much information do we need to reveal? Amazon.com is famous for personalization What are the costs?
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Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World 10-12 How to Maintain Your Privacy Online Review the privacy policy of the company with which you are transacting The policy should indicate: o What information is being gathered about you o How the seller will use this information o Whether and how you can “opt out” of these practices Additional tips: o
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IST3e Ch10 - Chapter 10 Managing Information Systems Ethics...

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