I need some assistance with these assignment. ethical issues and traditional solutions Thank you in advance for the help! For this purpose the article of Bynum and Schubert 1997 “how to do computer ethics” is of much consideration:
International Treaties and Agreements – this is the broadest category which includes international laws, government treaties and international business legislation. All of these in some context cover numerous laws relating to computer usage. In case Jasper’s software house these would have come into play. The Software house as suggested by the case is large and therefore reputed, working on their biggest development which might change the Bio-medical technology altogether. A lot of investment of time and money has been put in, and therefore the company would face a huge amount of pressure from international laws to be accurately correct as the health industry cannot afford any negligence. Further expectations of shareholder’s and directors to get a handsome return on their investment is also of concern to Project manager which might provoke him to be negligent and push things fast to meet shareholder expectation.
Laws of Nation, state, province – local governments on their own establish local laws so govern ethical behaviour amongst people. Like international agreements these local laws are of significant importance as no-compliances can lead to severe punishments and in case of Jasper’s software house may lead to revoking of license. These laws act as a deterrent for individuals to act unethically. The case does suggest that after an un-repairable damage was done some sort of action was taken in terms of court action advocating that some amount of Law involvement is present. But if strict policies were present it would have restrained the project manager to be more cautious.
Regulations – many regulations are imposed by different agencies that exist at the governmental level to protect their citizen’s best interests. In the case suggested we find no clue suggesting the presence of such regulatory bodies. . .