Synopses & Reviews
This clear and accessible textbookand its associated website offer a state of the art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility.
Includes discussion of hot topics such as the history of computing; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks and liabilities; computer crime, viruses and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the open source movement; global ethics and the internetIntroduces key issues and concepts at the start of each section, and features classroom-tested study questions, and lists of useful websites and further readingProvides a wealth of relevant case studies, and an easy-to learn case-analysis techniqueIs accompanied by a website, offering sample student answers, additional study questions, example case analyses, and discussion forumsVisit the website at www.southernct.edu/organizations/RCCS/Textbook
Designed especially for computer professionals, this book includes articles by leading thinkers in computer ethics and professional responsibility. The volume addresses a wide range of hot-button issues in today's business environment. Topics covered include the history of computing; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks, and liabilities; computer crime, viruses, and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the "open source" movement; and global ethics and the Internet. The book is enriched with a variety of engaging case studies and exercises, as well as lists of useful web sites and readings.
As the information technology revolution moves into the Internet age there is concern about computer ethics and its natural successor, information ethics. This reader presents a range of views on the major topics within the field with particular emphasis on business application.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -352) and index.
This clear and accessible textbookand its associated website offer a state-of-the-art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility.
Topics covered include the history of computer ethics; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks, and liabilities; computer crime, viruses, and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the “open source” movement; global ethics and the Internet.
Editorial introductions to each of the sections outline key issues and concepts in the field. The book is further enriched by a variety of classroom-tested case studies and study questions, as well as lists of useful websites and readings.
Visit the book’s website at www.southernct.edu/organizations/RCCS/Textbook
About the Author
Terrell Ward Bynum
is Director of the Research Center on Computing & Society at Southern Connecticut State University. For 25 years, he was editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Metaphilosophy
. Among his many publications, he is co-editor, with James H. Moor, of The Digital Phoenix: How Computers are Changing Philosophy
(Blackwell, 1998) and CyberPhilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing
Simon Rogerson is Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility and Professor of Computer Ethics at De Montfort University. He is a co-editor of the scholarly journal Information, Communication and Ethics in Society. Among other publications, he is the author of Ethical Aspects of Information Technology: Issues for Senior Executives (1998) and a co-author of Strategic Management Support Systems (1996).
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Foreword: About The Computing Curricula 2001 Guidelines Of Ieee-Cs And Acm.
Editors’ Introduction: Ethics In The Information Age.
Part I: What Is Computer Ethics?.
Introduction: Defining Computer Ethics.
1. Reason, Relativity, And Responsibility In Computer Ethics: James H. Moor.
2. Unique Ethical Problems In Information Technology: Walter Maner.
3. Ethical Decision Making And Case Analysis In Computer Ethics: Terrell Ward Bynum.
Additional Readings And Web Resources On The Nature Of Computer Ethics.
Part II: Professional Responsibility:.
Introduction To Professional Responsibility.
4. Unintentional Power In The Design Of Computing Systems: Chuck Huff.
5. Informatics And Professional Responsibility: Donald Gotterbarn.
6. The Ethics Of Software Development Project Management: Simon Rogerson.
Case To Analyze: The London Ambulance Case.
Additional Readings And Web Resources On Professional Responsibility.
Part III: Codes of Ethics:.
Introduction To Codes Of Ethics.
7. No PAPA: Why Incomplete Codes Of Ethics Are Worse Than None At All: N. Ben Fairweather.
8. On Licensing Computer Professionals: Donald Gotterbarn.
Case To Analyze: The Chemco Case.
Additional Readings And Web Resources On Codes Of Ethics.
Appendix To Part III: Example Codes of Ethics.
The Software Engineering Code Of Ethics.
IEEE-CS/ACM Joint Task Force On Software Engineering.
The ACM Code Of Ethics And Professional Conduct.
Association For Computing Machinery.
The ACS Code Of Ethics.
The Australian Computer Society.
The BCS Code Of Conduct.
The British Computer Society.
The IEEE Code Of Ethics.
The Institute Of Electrical And Electronics Engineers.
The IMIS Code Of Ethics.
Institute For The Management Of Information Systems.
Part IV: Sample Topics In Computer Ethics:.
Introduction To Computer Security.
9. Computer Security And Human Values: Peter G. Neumann.
10. Are Computer Hacker Break-Ins Ethical? Eugene H. Spafford.
Case To Analyze: A Flight Of Fancy At Aero Wright.
Additional Readings And Web Resources On Computer Security.
Privacy And Computing.
Introduction To Privacy And Computing.
11. Towards A Theory Of Privacy In The Information