Discuss about the Ethical Issues in IT security for Privacy Policies.
Ethics is considered a branch of philosophical science that includes the systematic defending and recommending of concepts based on wrong or right conduct. Ethics is concerned with the questions involving the right way to live and actions to be right or wrong. Ethics also helps to provide solutions to questions about human morale by making concepts of good or evil, right or wrong and justice or crime. There are three parts of ethics, which includes the Meta ethics, normative ethics, and the applied ethics.
This report includes the social and ethical issues that are associated with the administration of information technology (IT) system. This report also deals with ethical issues that are faced when a company gets information from two of its clients where the first information can benefit the other.
The scenario presented in the provided document talks about two ethical issues. The first issue is the privacy policies implementation. The information received from client A is confidential and must not be publicly used. The next issue is the social issue where the information gotten from one client must not be used for the betterment of the other client. This is the ethics of business.
The issues analyzed in the report discuss about two types of issue that are faced by the company. The first issue is the ethical issue that the company must access all information received from clients in a strict and confidential way (Reamer, 2013). The confidentiality of client information must be maintained and this falls should be present in the ethics of doing business.
Another issue is the social issue that the information perceived from sources must not be used to influence people in the working environment (Tai & Chuang, 2014). The information that the company received from one client needs to be treated as a separate entity and must not be used even if it can provide certain positive impacts to the other client.
This section of the report discusses about the major ethical challenges that are faced by the company discussed in the scenario 0. The moral issues that are faced are the social and ethical issues. Customers and clients are the most important aspects of a business and they should be assured that all the communications made by them will be held confidential and loitering or misuse will not take place (Pizzutti dos Santos & Basso, 2012). These aspects need to be made aware of their trust and mistrust in the organization may lead to hiding of some necessary information that may be crucial to the business. For all the customers, the company is obligated to create separate entities withholding their information and records. The information obtained will only be used to do business that is specific to that customer only. The disclosure of information of the clients will only be made when there will be the presence of a written consent from the client or the customer that will specify the disclosure of information (Marchi, Maria & Micelli, 2013). However, during times of legal procedures, the company may choose to disclose the information. This is the required justification of the ethical issue that is faced with the company.
The second issue is the social issue that is faced by the company. This issue involves the information attained from one client used for addressing the requirement of another client. The protection of company assets and property are a necessity when addressing this issue (Halibozek, & Kovacich, 2017). The employees working as well as the business representatives must act in such a way to safeguard the interests of the company and prevent certain risks and losses that might be prevalent due to the misuse of properties and information. The disclosure of information form one client to use it to address the needs of another client must not be implemented as this may pose threat to the company due to the unsocial issue that is being committed (Posey et al., 2013). Loss or risks might have a direct impact on the success of the company and the business will be affected due to certain problems. This is the reason why social ethics should be followed and must be followed.
Thus, the ethics are a set of rules that defines the moral obligations of a company. A company needs to maintain the rules defining the morality and thus work to address any such issues regarding the ethics. Thus, it is conclude from the report that the social and ethical implications that are faced should be addressed and resolved in a judicious way and the proper use of customer resources should be done to minimize the ethical implications.
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