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ICT Ethics 2 ICT 139. 2.1 Professional Code of Ethics A Professional Code of Ethics states the principles and core values that are essential to the work.

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1 ICT Ethics 2 ICT 139

2 2.1 Professional Code of Ethics A Professional Code of Ethics states the principles and core values that are essential to the work of a particular occupational group.

3 2.11 Problems with PCE ~since there is no eminent ICT organization, no organization code of ethics exists for ICT professionals ~lack of governmental licensing poses difficulty to have a universal code of ethics ~each ICT organization may develop its own professional code of conduct +individual organizations have their so-called ‘code of conduct’

4 2.12 Impact of PCE +most codes of conducts contain these elements: +aspirations of the organization; list of rules or guides, which members of the organizations are expected to abide; commitment to continuing education for those who practice the profession +Professional Code of Ethics has these following benefits: ~Improves ethical decision making—by having a PCE, there is a clear guideline for solving decisions, etc. ~

5 2.12 Impact of PCE ~Promotes high standard of practice and ethical behavior ~Enhances trust and respect from the general public. ~Provides an evaluation benchmark

6 Sample PCE from ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) As an ACM member I will… ~Contribute to Society and Human Well-being ~Avoid harm to others ~Be honest and trustworthy ~Be fair and take action not discriminate ~Honor property rights including copyrights and patents ~Give proper credit to intellectual property ~Respect the privacy of others ~Honor confidentiality

7 Sample PCE from ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) More specific professional responsibilities: ~Strive to achieve the highest quality, effectiveness, and dignity in both the process and products of professional work ~Acquire and maintain professional competence ~Know and respect existing laws pertaining to professional work ~Accept and provide professional review

8 Sample PCE from ACM (Association of Computing Professionals) More specific professional responsibilities: ~Give comprehensive and thorough evaluations of computer systems and their impacts, including analysis of possible risks ~Honor contracts, agreements, and assigned responsibilities ~Improve public understanding of computing and its consequences ~Access computing and communication resources only when authorized to do so

9 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) In recognition to my obligation to management I shall: >keep my personal knowledge up to date and insure that proper expertise is available when needed >Share my knowledge to others and present factual and objective information to management to the best of my ability >Accept full responsibility for work that I perform >Not misuse the authority entrusted to me

10 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) >Not misrepresent or withhold information concerning the capabilities of equipment, software or systems >Not take advantage of the lack of knowledge or inexperience on the part of others In recognition of my obligation to my fellow members and the profession I shall: >Be honest in all of my professional relationships

11 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) >Take appropriate action in regard to any illegal or unethical practices that come to my attention. However, I will bring charges against any person only when I have reasonable basis for believing in the truth of the allegations and without any regard to personal interest >Endeavor to share my special knowledge >Cooperate with others in achieving understanding and identifying problems >Not use or take credit for the work of others without specific acknowledgement and authorization

12 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) In recognition of my obligation to society I shall: >Protect the privacy and confidentiality of all information entrusted to me >Use my skill and knowledge to inform the public in all areas of my expertise >To the best of my ability, insure that the products of my work are used in a socially responsible way >Support, respect, and abide by the appropriate local, state, provincial, and federal laws

13 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) >Never misrepresent or withhold information that is germane to the problem to a problem or situation of public concern, nor will I allow any such known information to remain unchallenged >Not use knowledge of a confidential or personal nature in any unauthorized manner or [sic] to achieve personal gain

14 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) >Never misrepresent or withhold information that is germane to the problem to a problem or situation of public concern, nor will I allow any such known information to remain unchallenged >Not use knowledge of a confidential or personal nature in any unauthorized manner or [sic] to achieve personal gain

15 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) In recognition of my obligation to my employer I shall: >Make every effort to ensure that I have the most current knowledge and that the proper expertise is available when needed >Avoid conflict of interest and insure that my employer is aware of any potential conflicts >Present a fair, honest, and objective viewpoint >Protect the proper interest of my employer at all times

16 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) In recognition of my obligation to my employer I shall: >Make every effort to ensure that I have the most current knowledge and that the proper expertise is available when needed >Avoid conflict of interest and insure that my employer is aware of any potential conflicts >Present a fair, honest, and objective viewpoint >Protect the proper interest of my employer at all times

17 Sample PCE from AITP Code of Ethics (Association of Information Technology Professionals) >Protect the privacy and confidentiality of all information entrusted to me >Not misrepresent or withhold information that is germane to the situation >Not attempt to use the resources of my employer for personal gain or for any purpose without proper approval >Not exploit the weakness of a computer system for personal gain or satisfaction

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