Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

MIIZ04, ME001-S : Analysis and Design of Management Information System
by Dr. Eric C.C. Tsang (曾祥財 曾祥財) 曾祥財 FIT, MUST
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Chapter 4

Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
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Chapter 4 Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Identify the ethical, social, and political issues that are raised by information systems. • Identify the principles for conduct that can be used to guide ethical decisions. • Evaluate the impact of contemporary information systems and the Internet on the protection of individual privacy and intellectual property. • Assess how information systems have affected everyday life.

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Is Your Student Loan Data on Loan?

• Problem: Insufficient privacy protections for sensitive data related to student loans. • Solutions: Improve system security and protect student information to restore confidence in the system. • Revoke over 52,000 user IDs suspected of misusing access to students’ private information. • Demonstrates IT’s role in providing quick and convenient access to data. • Illustrates how the very same technology has the potential to threaten privacy and cause more harm than good.

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Understanding Ethical and Social Issues Related to Systems

• Past five years: One of the most ethically challenged periods in U.S. history • Lapses in management ethical and business judgment in a broad spectrum of industries • Enron, WorldCom, Parmalat, etc. • Sub-prime loans and the failure of risk analysis: CitiBank and Societe Generale • Information systems instrumental in many recent frauds • Stiffer sentencing guidelines, obstruction charges against firms, mean individual managers must take greater responsibility regarding ethical and legal conduct 5

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