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Information Technology Management
ITM 102
Vikraman Baskaran

Chapter 4ITM Social Ethical and Legal Issues in the Digital FirmCanada was ranked 17th out of 20 with the lowest piracy rateArmenia had highest rate of piracy 92Tech data Canada is trying to fight softwarepiracy Tech data is one of the leading IT distributer of hardware and software 41 understanding social legal and ethical issues related to the systemsEthics refers to the principles of right and wrong that individuals acting as free moral agents use to make choices to guide there behavioursFive moral dimensions of the Information AgeInformation rights and obligationsProperty rights and obligationsAccountability and controlSystem quality Quality of lifeKey technology trendComputing power doubles every 18 monthsData storage costs rapidly declining Data analysis advancesNetworking advances and the internetThe use of computers to combine data from multiple sources and create electronic dossiers of detailed information on individuals is called profilingNonobvious relationship awareness NOPAcan take information about people from many disparate sources such as employment applications telephone records etc and correlate relationships to find obscure hidden connections that might help identify criminals or terroristsEthics is a concern of humans who have freedom of choiceBasic Concepts Responsibility is a key element of ethical action It means that you accept the potential costs duties and obligations for the decisions you make
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