Introduction to Information Systems Ch. 3

Introduction to Information Systems Ch. 3 - Introduction to...

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Introduction to Information Systems Ch. 3 – Ethics, Privacy, and Information Security 3.1 Ethical Issues 3.2 Threats to Information Security 3.3 Protecting Information Resources 3.1 Ethical Issues Ethics refers to the principles of right and wrong that individuals use to make choices to guide their behaviors. A code of ethics is a collection of principles that are intended to guide decision making by members of the organization. what is unethical is not necessarily illegal . The diversity and ever-expanding use of IT applications have created a variety of ethical issues. These issues fall into four general categories: 1. Privacy issues involve collecting, storing, and disseminating information about individuals. 2. Accuracy issues involve the authenticity, fidelity, and accuracy of information that is collected and processed. 3. Property issues involve the ownership and value of information. 4. Accessibility issues revolve around who should In general, privacy is the right to be left alone and to be free of unreasonable personal intrusions. Information privacy is the right to determine when, and to what extent, information about yourself can be gathered and/or communicated to others. A digital dossier is an electronic description of you and your habits. The process of forming a digital dossier is called profiling . The law supports the right of employers to read their employees’ e-mail and other
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