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

Bynum, T. (2011) Computer and Information Ethics, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2011 Edition) Retrieved June 28, 2011 from

Computer Ethics Institute (1992) Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics Retrieved from

IEEE (n.d.) IEEE Code of Ethics Retrieved from

Jensen, K. (2011) Business Ethics Opinion: Globalizing your Moral Compass retrieved from

Santa Clara University (2009) A Framework for Thinking Ethically retrieved from


Addis, C. & Lum, T. (2011) Congressional Research Service U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy and Technology Retrieved from

Bennet, I. (2010) Media Censorship in China Retrieved June 1, 2011 from

Flock, E. (2012) What Internet censorship looks like around the world Retrieved from

Robots in War

Carnegie Council (2008) Robots, the Battlefield and Ethics Retrieved from

Lin, P., Bekey, G., Abney, A. (2008) Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design Retrieved August 8, 2011 from


Meckler, L. (2010) ID Cards for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan Retrieved August 8, 2011 from

NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics (2006) Introduction to Biometrics Retrieved August 9, 2011 from