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Session4FA10 - GB704.62 Session 4 Sep 30, 2010 Ethical...

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Unformatted text preview: GB704.62 Session 4 Sep 30, 2010 Ethical Dilemmas in IT Computing power doubles every 18 months: Dependence on computer systems Rapidly declining data storage costs: Easy maintenance of individual database Data mining advances: Analysis of vast quantities of data Networking advances and the Internet: Remotely accessing personal data Key Technology Trends that Raise Ethical Issues Ethics about Information (Mason, MISQ, 1986) P rivacy A ccuracy P roperty Who owns data about people? Who owns intellectual efforts on web? Copyrights, watermarks & other protections A ccessibility Haves vs. have nots Theory Categories of Business Ethics Teleological Derived from the Greek teleos meaning end or goal Gives priority to the good over the right Evaluates actions by the goal or consequences that they attain Deontological Derived from the Greek word deon meaning obligation Holds that actions are intrinsically right or wrong regardless of outcome States that the proper action might be deduced from a duty or a basic human right Utilitarianism The right course of action is to promote the general good. The general good can be described in terms of utility which simply refers to the net benefits or good created by an action. The moral end in all that we do is the greatest possible balance of good over evil or the least possible balance of evil over good....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course GB 752 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Maryland.

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Session4FA10 - GB704.62 Session 4 Sep 30, 2010 Ethical...

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