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1 Department of Information System Faculty of Computing & Information Technology King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, KSA

2 Grading Scheme Course Component Grade Contribution Mid Term Exam -1 15 Mid Term Exam -2 15 Class Participation 30 Final Exam 40 ========================================================== TotalMarks= 100 ==========================================================

3  Read the book and latest notes.  Make an oral presentation.  Take a few quizzes, a midterm and a final exam.  Class participation.  Class Punctuality.

4  The discipline dealing with what is good, bad, with moral duty & obligation  Individual human opinions and beliefs

5  Ethics comes from a Greek word ethe’ which means character.  A set of theories of value, virtue or of right action  A set of theories to provide general rules/principles to be used in making moral decisions  to provide justification for those rules  Every human action is judged to be good/bad based on these theories

6  Analysis of the nature & social impact of computer technology and the corresponding formulation & justification of policies for the ethical use of such technologies  “ethics for computing professionals is ethical rules & judgements applied in a computing context based on professional standards & a concern for the use of the computing product”  (Gotterbarn, 1997)

7  In most countries of the world, the information revolution has altered many aspects of life significantly:  Commerce, employment, medicine, security, transportation, entertainment and so on.  Accordingly information and communication technology (ICT) has affected in both good and bad ways like community life, family life, human relationships, education, careers, freedom and democracy.  Computer and information ethics in the broadest sense of this “phrase/expression” can be understood as that branch of applied ethics which studies and analyzes such social and ethical impacts of ICT.

8 Computer Ethics (contd.. )  Ethics is a set of moral principles that govern the behavior of a group or individual. Therefore, computer ethics is set of moral principles that regulate the use of computers. Some common issues of computer ethics include intellectual property rights (such as copyrighted electronic content), privacy concerns, and how computers affect society.  For example, while it is easy to duplicate copyrighted electronic (or digital) content, computer ethics would suggest that it is wrong to do so without the author's approval. And while it may be possible to access someone's personal information on a computer system, computer ethics would advise that such an action is 8

9  Computer ethics has been used to refer to a kind of professional ethics in which computer professionals apply codes of ethics and standards of good practice within their profession.  In addition others more specific names like “cyber ethics” and “Internet ethics” have been used to refer aspects of computer ethics associated with the internet.  As technology advances, computers continue to have a greater impact on society. Therefore, computer ethics promotes the discussion of how much influence computers should have in areas such as artificial intelligence and human communication. As the world of computers evolves, computer ethics continues to create ethical standards that address new issues raised by new technologies Computer Ethics (contd.. )

10  To meet standards set by a professional body in terms of individual conduct, competence & integrity-  ABET, IEEE, ACM  A commitment to interests of all end-users and other stakeholders

11  Produce ethical tools  Software Development Impact Statement. (SoDIS)  Ethically negotiated ethical triangle  Need to address  Means of education for IS developers who are able to integrate the ethical dimension into their work

12  Consider how professional issues in Computing are taught  Address & raise awareness of teaching professional issues in computing curriculum  Investigate differing approaches to delivery  Essential issues need to be addressed to produce computing professionals in line with Engineering, Law, Medicine

13  Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Subject Benchmark  Professional consideration  Recognise the professional, moral & ethical issues involved in exploitation of computer technology & be guided by adoption of appropriate professional, ethical & legal practices

14  Apply ethical point of view to real-world computing context/environment.  Identify and solve ethical problems in specific fields of computing

15  No lying or cheating  Tell the truth.  Do your own work.  Be accurate, fair, honest.  Do NOT “distort/ misrepresent”, mislead, copy, advocate, have conflicts, take gifts.










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