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Exploring computer ethics issues in Malaysia

Masrom, Maslin and Ismail, Zuraini and Nural Anuar, Rashidah and Hussein, Ramlah and Mohamed, Norshidah (2010) Exploring computer ethics issues in Malaysia. Issues in Information Systems, 11 (1). pp. 119-128. ISSN 1529-7314

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Abstract

In modern society nowadays, the development of information technology (IT) is indispensable to life. The use of IT has provided advantages for people, organizations, and society as a whole. Nevertheless, the widespread and rapid use of IT in society has exacerbated existing ethical issues or dilemmas, and also led to the emergence of new ethical issues such as unauthorized access, software piracy, internet pornography, privacy protection, information gaps, and many others. This paper presents a pilot study using a questionnaire administered to Malaysian students of higher education. Although there are many computer ethics issues, we confine our study of ethical issues to three main issues, namely accuracy, privacy and pirating of intellectual property. Several computer ethics scenarios that relate to the accuracy, privacy and intellectual property are also present in this paper.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:computer ethics, accuracy, privacy, intellectual property, IT ethical scenario
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:37550
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Deposited On:13 Apr 2014 14:42
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