Applying Ethics to Information Technology Issues

TitleApplying Ethics to Information Technology Issues
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsMason, RO
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00010782
Accession Number9512125395
Keywordscomputer , Computer Ethics , COMPUTER science , ethics , Human , information , Privacy , software engineering , technology
AbstractFocuses on ethical issues arising from the use of information technology in society. Fact that all ethical questions arise initially out of human agency; View that technology, due to its capability to augment mental and physical powers of human beings, does stand in the role of a coconspirator: Report that an ethical issue is said to arise whenever one party in pursuit of its goals engages in behavior that materially affects the ability of another party to pursue its goals.
NotesMason, Richard O. 1; Affiliations: 1: Carr P. Collins Professor of Management Information Sciences, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.; Issue Info: Dec95, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p55; Thesaurus Term: INFORMATION technology -- Moral & ethical aspects; Thesaurus Term: COMPUTER science; Thesaurus Term: TECHNOLOGY; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: HUMAN behavior; Subject Term: PRIVACY; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 3p; Document Type: Article
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