Throughout this course, you have analyzed and discussed case studies and issues on key ethical issues in information technology. Now it is time to consider how these theories apply to your current career and field of study.
Compile your research you have completed during this course. Reflect upon how what you have learned will change the way in which you conduct yourself in your career. What laws will affect you? What ethical theories will dictate the way in which you make decisions? Think about a situation in which you may be conducting business with people in other cultures. How might your beliefs differ from theirs? Use examples and/or case studies to demonstrate your position. Make sure that you explain each idea fully and support it with the appropriate research. As you write, you may consider some of the topics below:
• Ownership of information.• Preventing spam, e-mail viruses, Denial-of-Service• Computerized invasion of privacy.• Developing policies for handling consumer information or Anonymity and identity.• Plagiarism.• Releasing buggy or imperfect software.• Encryption Control Act• Copyright Protection. Refined Project Detail
1. Analyze legal and ethical issues in the field information technology. • Clearly analyzes and evaluates an ethical theory and is well written and provides examples. 2. Apply ethical theories to information technology case studies. • Formulates and makes recommendations to address ethical issues and summarizes opinion based on an ethical theory.
3. Discuss recent legislation related to ethical computing. • Researches recent legislation regarding ethical computing and formulates an opinion based on an ethical theory.
4. Evaluate differences in ethical codes of information technology conduct in different cultures. • Evaluates and makes recommendations to address differences in ethical codes of information technology conduct in different cultures in a very clear and detailed way.