OMIS2000- Chapter Notes

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Unformatted text preview: system quality should we demand to protect individual rights and the safety of society? 5. Quality of Life: what values should be preserved in an information – and knowledge based society? Which institutions should we protect from violation? Which cultural values and practices are supported by the new information technology? Key Technology Trends That Raise Ethical Issues There are four key technological trends responsible for these ethical stresses: 1. Computing power doubles every 18 months: made it possible for most organizations to use information systems for their core production processes. As a result, our dependence on systems and our vulnerability to system errors and poor data quality have increased. 2. Data Storage costs rapidly declining: responsible for multiplying databases on individuals maintained by private and public organizations. Massive data storage systems are inexpensive enough for regional and even local retailing firms to use in identifying customers. 3. Data analysis advances: heightens ethical concerns because companies and government agencies are able to find out highly detailed personal information about individuals. 4. Networking advances: copying data from one location to another and accessing personal data from remote locations are much easier Profiling: use of computers to combine data from multiple sources and create electronic dossiers of detailed information on individuals OMIS 2000 Final Exam Gahtan • 11 For example: several thousand of the most popular websites allow DoubleClick, an internet advertising broker, to track the activities of their v...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course OMIS 2000 taught by Professor Hk during the Fall '13 term at York University.

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