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The Development of the 'Ethical' ICT Professional and the Vision of an Ethical On-Line Society: How Far Have We Come and Where Are We Going?
Computer Science & Information Technology Faculty Publications
  • Frances Grodzinsky, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2000
Abstract

It has been a decade since Computer Ethics came into prominence within the field of computer science and engineering, changing not only the profession but the classroom as well. The commercialization and globalization of the World Wide Web has impacted us all, both producers and consumers alike. What was once the province of the few has become the virtual society of the multitudes. Ethical issues concerning security, privacy, information, identity, community and equity of access once contained and localized, have assumed additional complexity in the global environment. Every day, the front pages of our newspapers and magazines report violations of one sort or another.This paper will address two questions: As we move into the 21st century, how can we shape 'ethical' information communication technology (ICT) professionals? And, is our vision of an 'ethical' global on-line society a realistic one?

DOI
10.1145/572217.572218
Citation Information
Grodzinsky, Frances. "The Development of the 'Ethical' ICT Professional and the Vision of an Ethical On-Line Society: How Far Have We Come and Where Are We Going?" ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 30.1 (2000): 3-7.