Ethics for the Technology Age

timer Asked: May 9th, 2013

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  • Should IT companies be held to a higher standard when it comes to ethical behavior? Why or why not? Explain your issues by using real-world examples of what can happen if persons dealing with IT behave in unethical ways.
  • If conflicts within teams can be influenced by cultural differences, can cultural differences also impact behaviors that can be deemed unethical by some and ethical by others? If so, who should develop the company policy for defining ethical behavior? Defend your response.
  • If IT companies are required to comply with the ADA and Section 508 because of a contract with the government, should the company provide systems that are compliant to everyone regardless of the contract? Who would benefit from a proactive movement such as this? Should the company receive subsidies for the costs associated with the compliance? If yes, should the government help subsidize the costs associated with compliance? Why or why not?

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