Ethical Issues Of Business Are Common

1285 WordsMay 23, 20166 Pages
Ethical issues in business are common. However, some people believe that if they just follow the law, that business will be ethically robust. “No matter how important, the law cannot and should not solve all the difficult issues which currently confront business people” (Cracium, 2015, p.43). Following the law does not always ensure morally sound decisions. Companies and each of their employee’s make choices that can have ethical implications. "Ethical standards play a specific and irreplaceable part in the decision-making process involved in a fair market economy” (Cracium, 2015, p.44). We will take a closer look into the details surrounding an ethical issue for the well-known company, Apple in this paper in detail. The issue defined In March of this year, it was reported that the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI have taken Apple to court in efforts to make the engineers to de-encrypt an iPhone (Brant, 2016). The reason behind the federal government needing the engineers to develop a backdoor through the encryption is because of the attacker in a mass shooting in San Bernadino, California last year (Brant, 2016). However, if Apple would create this encryption backdoor, the company’s resources would take a significant impact due to how long it would take for them to create this workaround and engineers threatening to leave the company rather than undermining the security software they created (Brant, 2016). The basis of the issue Some of the ethical issues
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