Code Of Ethics Of Ieee. Computer Society

1597 Words Oct 31st, 2014 7 Pages
Today, established ethical frameworks play a vital role in companies and organisations, espe- cially in big ones. Ethical framework, also known as code of conduct and code of ethics, is a set of guidelines, recommendations and rules, which specify expected behaviour and possible options how to make ethical decision, under different circumstances. It is crucial for every institution to set up ethical framework in order to prevent specific problems and to have es- tablished policy to find right and unambiguous solution for them if such occur.
This report provides the analysis of all decisions made by the various individuals mentioned in the Killer Robot case study applying the Code of Ethics of IEEE
Computer Society for software engineers, as well as the description of this ethical framework.
Additionally, it is collated with those presented by other tutorial group members.

2 Investigated ethical framework
The latest version of {The Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice} was developed by the {IEEE Computer Society} in 1999. It consist of eight fundamental principles and everyone who works in software development field is obligated to admit them. This report focuses on four most important principles of the Code. One of them is called Public Principle. It claims that software engineers must: accept full responsibility for their own work; approve software only if they are confident it is safe, meets specifications, passes appropriate tests,…
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