Ethical Issues


Course Objectives

1) Explain what is meant by computer ethics in the following areas
  • Computers in Workplace
  • Computer Crime
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Globalization

2) Discuss and cite examples of how computers have changed the global economy


Computer Ethics


ACM (1992) Code of Ethics Retrieved from http://www.acm.org/about/code-of-ethics?searchterm=ethics

Bynum, T. (2011) Computer and Information Ethics, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2011 Edition) Retrieved June 28, 2011 from http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2011/entries/ethics-computer/

Computer Ethics Institute (1992) Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics Retrieved from
http://computerethicsinstitute.org/publications/tencommandments.html

IEEE (n.d.) IEEE Code of Ethics Retrieved from http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p7-8.html

Jensen, K. (2011) Business Ethics Opinion: Globalizing your Moral Compass retrieved from
http://business-ethics.com/2011/04/13/2427-opinion-globalizing-your-moral-compass/

Santa Clara University (2009) A Framework for Thinking Ethically retrieved from http://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/decision/framework.html

Censorship


Addis, C. & Lum, T. (2011) Congressional Research Service U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy and Technology Retrieved from http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41120.pdf

Bennet, I. (2010) Media Censorship in China Retrieved June 1, 2011 from http://www.cfr.org/china/media-censorship-china/p11515

Flock, E. (2012) What Internet censorship looks like around the world Retrieved from
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/internet-censorship-what-does-it-look-like-around-the-world/2012/01/18/gIQAdvMq8P_blog.html














Robots in War


Carnegie Council (2008) Robots, the Battlefield and Ethics Retrieved from
http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studio/711/data/00009

Lin, P., Bekey, G., Abney, A. (2008) Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design Retrieved August 8, 2011 from
http://ethics.calpoly.edu/ONR_report.pdf



Biometrics


Meckler, L. (2010) ID Cards for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan Retrieved August 8, 2011 from
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703954904575110124037066854.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics (2006) Introduction to Biometrics Retrieved August 9, 2011 from
http://www.biometrics.gov/ReferenceRoom/Introduction.aspx