Computer Ethics : Code Of Ethic

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Computer Ethics

Whitney Nelson

Hampton University


Philosophy and computers do not seen like they would have much relevance to each other but in actuality they coincide with one another through ethics. Ethics are the general principles that outlines the basic standard of what is right and what is wrong. They are the moral philosophy that people live and abide by in their everyday lives. Computer ethics are a more specific realm of ethics. They are the basic principles that “regulate the use of computers” and uses computing in an appropriate manner (Computer Ethics). This include privacy concerns, intellectual property rights, and the effects of how the computer effects our society (Computer Ethics). It is important to keep and healthy learning and working environment and that is why a specific set of ethics should be followed in the computer industry.

Code of Ethic

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) abides by a code of ethic which is to be followed by every member and employee of the association. There are eight outlining rules that create the overall acceptable professional work environment (Computer Ethics). These rules are not only important but should be followed in every learning, professional, or work environment. The first rule is “contribute to society and human well-being.” This rule recognize the respecting different types of people, diversity, backgrounds that are all brought together in a working

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