- List of Contributors
- Historical Reflections on the Practice of Information Management and Implications for the Field of MIS
- Tracing the History of the Information Systems Field
- The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: High‐Quality Research in Information Systems
- Systems Thinking and Soft Systems Methodology
- Structuration Theory
- Institutional Theory of Information Technology
- ‘Everything is Dangerous’: Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Study of ICT
- Critical Social Information Systems Research
- Hermeneutics and Meaning‐Making in Information Systems
- Phenomenology, Screens, and <i>Screenness</i>: Returning to the World Itself
- Post‐structuralism, Social Shaping of Technology, and Actor‐Network Theory: What Can They Bring to IS Research?
- Further Developments in Information Systems Strategizing: Unpacking the Concept
- Rethinking Business–IT Alignment
- IT‐Dependent Strategic Initiatives and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Review, Synthesis, and an Extension of the Literature
- Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations
- A Multi‐theoretic Approach to IT Governance: The Need for Commitment as well as Alignment
- Rethinking Information Systems Security
- Mobile IT
- A Review of the IT Outsourcing Literature: Insights for Practice
- Managing Knowledge Work
- Rethinking Gender and MIS for the Twenty‐First Century
- Green Digits: Towards an Ecology of IT Thinking
- Ethics and ICT
- IT, Globalization, and Human Development: A Personal View
- Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research
- From Instrumentality to Emergence in Information Systems
Abstract and Keywords
This article focuses on the ethical perspective of information and communication technologies (ICT), which is termed as computer and information ethics. This article gives a brief look at the roots of computer and information ethics and then follows an overview of the many definitions of computer and information ethics where the aim is to illustrate the breadth of this multidisciplinary field. It then turns to application and considers two distinct issues about embedding an ethical perspective into information systems development and the second is to consider the nature of ICT professionalism within the Information Society. A series of Information Society challenges are then considered in turn. These include privacy, property, culture, and crime. The final substantive section looks at the future, paying particular attention to ICT continually increasing in global interaction within a dispersed community and between different and geographically distant communities.
Simon Rogerson is Professor and Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University. He researches into the ethical issues of new technologies. He is Europe's first Professor in Computer Ethics. He received the 2000 IFIP Namur Award and 2005 was awarded the SIGCAS Making‐a‐Difference Award by the ACM. He conceived and co‐directs the ETHICOMP conference series. He is Chair of Council and VP of IMIS and a member of the Ethics Strategic Panel of BCS.
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