The Ethical and Legal Implications of Information Systems

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • describe what the term information systems ethics means;
  • explain what a code of ethics is and describe the advantages and disadvantages;
  • define the term intellectual property and explain the protections provided by copyright, patent, and trademark; and
  • describe the challenges that information technology brings to individual privacy.

Source: David Bourgeois,
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