Ethics are principles of right and wrong that individuals as moral agents use to
make choices to influence their behavior. When using ethics in information systems you
have to be aware of the rewards and consequences to the actions made. In Information
Systems ethics has changes toward power, money, rights, and obligations (Efraim
Turban). A social issue in Information’s Systems is a key factor because it also has
influence in making decisions both right and wrong. In Information systems social issues
consists of culture, relationships, ethics, interactions, security, and design.
Ethics issues and social issues in information systems have five moral
dimensions. These moral ...view middle of the document...
Data Storage and costs are, networking advances consists of data being
shuffled from one location to the next, it accesses personal data from remote locations.
Information Systems has many theories of ethics and some of them are
Consequentialism which is maintaining the majority of an action. Depending on the type
of action the consequences maybe nonmoral. Another theory is Value Clarification, it
teaches that an important aspect is not what one believes but it is being aware of your
feelings, beliefs, and values. This type of theory presents values of what a person likes to
do not want to do or start to do. This theory puts heavy value on feelings, and is a term of
Utilitarianism is a theory founded on predicting consequences of an action (Nine
Theories of ethics that ruled the world), to people who believe in this theory the choice
that is yielded has greater benefits and then that choice is considered correct. One benefit
of this theory is that people can compare predicted solutions and use a point system.
Legalistic Moralism is when there are pluralities of absolutes, they are considered as one
each covering an area of the human experience. The absolute of this theory doesn’t
conflict with any other absolutes. Some believe that there is not any moral responsibility
for the consequences of the actions.
Situation Ethics decision-making is based on middle ground, which has two
different extremes and then the outcome is usually in the middle (Fletcher, 1995). Ethical