- In regard to the ethical issues of information age article, please discuss the following questions.
- Are the issues discussed in the article still existent in today’s society?
- Examples the four ethical issues in today’s society if there is any.
- Critique on the property issue of information regarding the expert systems (artificial intelligence) in the societies today vs. industrial age vs. 1986 when the article was publishes
- An information security manager routinely monitored the Web surfing among her company’s employees. She discovered that many employees were visiting the “sinful six” Web sites. (Note: The sinful six are Web sites with material related to pornography, gambling, hate, illegal activities, tastelessness, and violence.) She then prepared a list of the employees and their surfing histories and gave the list to management. Some managers published their employees. Some employees, in turn, objected to the monitoring, claiming that they should have a right to privacy.
- Is monitoring of Web surfing by managers ethical? (It is legal) Support your answer.
- Is employee Web surfing on the “sinful six” ethical? Support your answer.
- Is the security manager’s submissionof the list of abusers to management ethical? Why or why not?
- Is punishing the abusers ethical? Why or why not? If yes, then what types of punishment are acceptable?
- What should the company do in order to rectify the situation?
- 3. Can someone who does not have any IT background lead an IT division of an organization to support and enhance its business activities to maximize value of information assets?
Tips: Your answers should reflect how major crises should be dealt with, and how changing IT capabilities can vitally affect company strategies. Include information you’ve learned from the textbooks (Corporate Info & Adventures of an IT Leader), lectures, zoom sessions, and additional research.