Monica Frances T. Hao ITETHIC
Book: Cyber Ethics
Chapter 6.1: Ethical Considerations for the Information Professions
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Information technology affects fundamental rights involving copyright protection, intellectual freedom, accountability, and security.
In this chapter of the book “Cyber Ethics” I want to learn what does Ethics and the Information Revolution is all about. How will this chapter help me in appreciating the Ethics and the Information Revolution? I also want to learn in this chapter if what does the Ethics and the Information Revolution means? How does it help the industry? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
Information ethics is the field that investigates the ethical issues arising from the development and application of information technologies. It provides a critical framework for considering moral issues concerning informational privacy, moral agency, new environmental issues, problems arising from the life-cycle (creation, collection, recording, distribution, processing, etc.) of information (especially ownership and copyright, digital divide). Information Ethics is related to the fields of computer ethics and the philosophy of information.
Dilemmas regarding the life of information are becoming increasingly important in a society that is defined as “the information society”. Information transmission and literacy are essential concerns in establishing an ethical foundation that promotes fair, equitable, and responsible practices. Information ethics broadly examines issues related to ownership, access, privacy, security, and community.
5 integrative questions:
What are the ethical considerations for the information profession?
What is the implication of having information ethics?
What is information philosophy?
What is information society?
Are these concepts related?