Lecture37 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328, Fall...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Session 37 Professional Responsibilities
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2 Negligence Negligence is the failure to do something that a reasonable and prudent person would have done. Example: Drunken security guard. Negligence presumes a standard of behavior. Members of a profession have certain duties. If they fail to perform them, they are negligent. Example: Software engineer designing database. If database crashes when sorting, the designer was negligent.
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3 Responsibilities in Computing The responsibilities of computing professionals are not clear. Questions: Knowledge and techniques frequently change. Is it negligent to use 5 year old standards? How up-to-date must one be to not be considered negligent? It is difficult to prosecute computer experts for negligence because the standards are continuously changing. Parallels with Auto and Health industries: Experts know how to go beyond the standard. Knowledge is not used because of cost or risk.
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Lecture37 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328, Fall...

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