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Ethical Issues on IT
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Ethical Theories in IT..................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTIONEthical theories are the moral duties of decision maker. This theories deals in welldefined structure of what is right or wrong with respect to the human actions(Mason, 2017).There are different types of theories in ethics but here I have taken two types of theory. Ascenario is taken into consideration to explain these two theories.Ethical Theories in ITThese theories are basically a part of decision-making. It shows the perception of anindividual to make decision. It is the principle in which one should know “what is right and whatis good”. To make use of this principle, one should focus on to identify right things in right way.To understand ethical theories, there must be some understanding of goals that decision makersuse to be successful(Pearson, 2016).In Information Technology, an employee should be ethicalthat he should follow the set of ethics and not try to do things wrong. Basically, ethics arenecessary because general rules are not always sufficient. However, there is no completesatisfactory theory.A situation occurs when I was working in an IT organisation. I was data analyst at thattime. On that day I was doing my work in late hours to finish an important project and all othersworkers have gone. I was required to collect an important data from my assistant. He had sentme a file a few days before that is why I have entered into his system. As I opened his system, Isaw a file opened, the file was very important in perspective to the company security policy.As I know, I should report this but as I have entered his computer violating the company'sInformation Technology regulations. If I complain against my assistant to the higher authorities,he can also revels that I have entered his system without his permission which had violated theregulations of the company. This is the scenario of ethical judgement which I should do. Therefore here I analyse the ethical theories and compare which one would be better for me.There are two types of theories which I am going to discuss here:Utilitarian:It is also known as consequences based theory. This theory suggests thatutility is the basic criterion of judging an action. An appropriate action produces thegreatest amount of action and happiness. This theory is based on predicting theconsequences of an action. Consequences can be predicted by the actions have takenbefore. This theory suggests what is right or wrong on the consequences of an action.1
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