ADM2372.Chap09-Part I - ADM2372 Management Information...

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1 ADM2372 Management Information Systems (MIS) Chapter 9 – Part I Chapter 9 – Part I Information Ethics, Privacy Information Ethics, Privacy
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2 Agenda Information Ethics and Information Privacy http://www.speedbump.com
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3 Information Ethics Morals define personal character, while ethics stress a social system in which those morals are applied. We have social ethics, company ethics, professional ethics. Privacy is a major ethical issue Privacy the right to be left alone when you want to be, to have control over your own personal possessions, and not to be observed without your consent Confidentiality the assurance that messages and information are available only to those who are authorized to view them
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4 Information Ethics Information ethics - concerns the ethical and moral issues arising from the development and use of information technologies, as well as the creation, collection, duplication, distribution, and processing of information itself (with or without the aid of computer technologies). Unethical vs. Illegal Some but not all unethical activities are illegal e.g., in Canada, sharing/selling customers’ information without their consent is illegal (and obviously unethical ) Not all legal activities are ethical e.g., unsolicited email in the absence of anti-span legislation e.g., making users agree to extensive and complicated (and unfavorable) contracts before they are allowed to sign up for an online service
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5 Information Ethics In the Workplace Systems that don’t respect human dignity Workplace monitoring is a concern for many employees
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ADM2372.Chap09-Part I - ADM2372 Management Information...

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