Information technology has challenged areas of ethics and our social lifes

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Using case study from Ghana and global, you are required to present on ethical n social issues in information systems.

Information is a source of power and, increasingly, the key to prosperity among those with access to it. Consequently, developments in information systems also involve social and political relationships therefore makes ethical considerations in how information is used all the more important. Ethics are the principles and standards that guide our behavior toward other people. Information systems posses its own unique challenges when it comes to ethics. Challenges often arise in information systems because as it is the norm in any technical area the laws do not keep pace with the changes in information systems and further discrepancy between what is legal and what is ethical.

When it comes to information technology in

Understanding, appreciating and taking corrective steps to maintain and enhance social and ethical responsibility in the information age is important not only because of our increased dependence on information and communication technologies, but also because information and communication technologies pose complex challenges.

Ethical Issues of Information Systems strives to address these pertinent issues. Looking at the Ghanaian industry today, it

Should employees be told to what extent their behavior is monitored? How much effort and expense should managers incur in considering questions of data access and privacy? Does the availability of information justify its use

The graphic displays the five moral dimensions listed in the caption. Consider online p2p shared music as an example of how a new technology has ethical, social, and eventually political (legal) ramifications. If music can be ripped off, why pay any money for it? Why should anyone care about record labels or artist's income?


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Should employees be told to what extent their behavior is monitored? How much effort and...