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Running head: IT ETHICS0Topics in InformationTechnology EthicsDoing Ethics Technique
IT ETHICS1Table of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................2Doing Ethics Technique.............................................................................................................2What is going on?...................................................................................................................2What are the facts?.................................................................................................................2What are the issues?...............................................................................................................2Who is affected?.....................................................................................................................3What are the ethical issues and implications?........................................................................3What can be done about it?....................................................................................................3What options are there?..........................................................................................................4Which option is best and why?..............................................................................................4Conclusion..................................................................................................................................4References..................................................................................................................................5
IT ETHICS2IntroductionDoing Ethics Technique (DET) is defined as a tool which assists in finding differentethical and non-ethical issues relating to a situation by giving answers to simple questions(Lekakos, Vlachos & Koritos, 2014). This paper will implement Doing ethics technique onthe situation provided in Scenario 3: Early launch (Video 1) (Al-Saggaf, 2016). The DET willassist in determining ethical issues provided in the scenario and analyse the potentialimplications of such ethical issues. Ethical theories will be implemented for assessing themorality of the situation. Further, different options will be discussed to find the most suitablesolution to the ethical problems that occurred due to adoptions and use of ICT.Doing Ethics TechniqueWhat is going on?In the video, based on the recommendation of the CIO, project director is asking theproject manager to deliver the software one month earlier than its original deadline. In orderto save the time, he is asking him to avoid the encryption of the software. The projectmanager denies by saying that the senior developer has emphasised the importance of theencryption for the security of the software without which it might get hacked. The projectdirector said that delivering the project earlier will give additional benefits to the projectmanager and his team. He also said that they can attach the encryption to a software updateafter delivering the software.What are the facts?Encryption helps in protecting personal data by converting it into code which can onlybe accessed by the person who has the code key (Singh, 2013). It preventsunauthorised access and protects the data in case of a breach (Rewagad & Pawar,2013).Project manager emphasis on the importance of encryption for the software and howlack of security can negatively affect millions of people.Project director tries to entice the project manager by saying that he and his team willreceive bonuses if they deliver the software without encryption.
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