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Mark Zellner Note sheet Chapter 4: Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems The security and ethical issues raised by the Information Age, and specifically the Internet, are the most explosive to face our society in decades. It will be many years and many court battles before socially acceptable policies and practices are in place. The Internet is over 30 years old and the World Wide Web is over 10 years old, our society is just beginning to address the ethical issues and dilemmas raised by these technological advances. It's difficult to measure one person's ethics against another person's desire to make money or wreak havoc that's made much easier by the Internet. The U.S. government is just beginning to pass laws against cybercrimes but it's difficult to stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals. Five Moral Dimensions of the Information Age Laudon and Laudon outline five moral dimensions that apply in today's business environment. While these dilemmas have existed in some form or another for years, they are made more
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Unformatted text preview: important with the technological advances we've seen in the last ten years Technological trends are posing new situations and questions we haven't had to deal with before. As it's your world and your future, you should be concerned and become involved in their resolution. Ethics in an information society holds each person responsible for his or her actions. Each person is accountable for everything he or she does, no matter how anonymous the action may seem. Each person is liable for the consequences his or her actions may inflict on other people and society as a whole. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. If it's illegal or immoral or unethical outside the computing arena, it's probably illegal, immoral, and unethical in the computing arena. If you are aware of a problem or are a victim of unethical, illegal actions, and you don't do something about it, you're part of the problem. It's your new world....
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2010 for the course CIS 360 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at N. Arizona.

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