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LaudonEss6_TIF_ch05 - Chapter 5 Ethical and Social Issues...

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Chapter 5 Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm 5-1 Chapter 5 Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm True-False Questions 1. Establishing accountability is one of the pressing ethical issues raised by the widespread use of information systems. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 152 2. Information technology can be used to achieve social progress. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 153 3. Ethical issues are closely linked to political issues. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 153 4. “Politically correct” attitudes take years to develop. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 154 5. Social rules and laws do not yet address our dependence on systems and our vulnerability to systems errors. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 155 6. Profiling, while helpful to the marketer, is illegal. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 155 7. Arriving at a “good” or ethical solution should always balance the consequences to stakeholders. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 157 8. Accountability permits an injured party to recover damages. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 157 9. The Utilitarian Principle states that one should take the action that produces the least harm or incurs the least cost. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 158 10. The “slippery slope” rule says that an action is unethical if it is correct for one instance but may have disastrous consequences if it is taken frequently. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 158 11. Any group that claims to be a “profession”, takes on special rights and obligations not given to, or required of, others.
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5-2 Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm Chapter 5 Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 158 12. Codes of Ethics are nothing more than promises. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 158 13. In the United States, privacy is protected by the Twenty-First Amendment. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 159 14. The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1973 is a set of principles originally set forth in 1973 that governs the collection and use of information about individuals and forms the basis of most United States and European privacy laws. Answer: False Difficulty: Hard Reference: p. 160 15. FIP principles are based on the notion of a “mutuality of interest” between the record holder and the individual. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 160 16. Due process is a key concept in defining privacy. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 160 17. FIP governs the collection and use of information about individuals in the United States and Europe. Answer: True
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