One ethical issues facing those in the Information Technology career field

In your role as a desktop support technician, you are directed to install an additional hard drive on an employee’s computer. You arrive at the employee’s desk and find him away from his desk. The monitor is off. You turn on the monitor to power down the system to complete the install. Rather than the login screen, the computer opens to a job application webpage for a competing company. The employee has completed most of an online application. He has indicated that he is available immediately. The employee is the lead programmer for a new mobile app that is supposed to launch next month.

What do you do? The answer is not simple. At first I thought it was. This is just one of the many ethical issues facing those in the Information Technology career field. #If its to be you, what will you do?
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by 4leithcourt In reply to One ethical issues facing ...

You are there to install a disk - not judge the employee's character, ...unless it's my company.

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ethical issues facing those in the Information Technology career field

Personal Privacy:
It is an important aspect of ethical issues in information technology. IT facilitates the users having their own hardware, operating system and software tools to access the servers that are connected to each other and to the users by a network.
Access Right:
The second aspect of ethical issues in information technology is access right. Access right becomes a high priority issue for the IT and cyberspace with the great advancement in technology. E-commerce and Electronic payment systems evolution on the internet heightened this issue for various corporate organizations and government agencies.
Harmful Actions:
Harmful actions in the computer ethics refers to the damage or negative consequences to the IT such as loss of important information, loss of property, loss of ownership, destruction of property and undesirable substantial impacts. This principle of ethical conduct restricts any outsiders from the use of information technology in manner which leads to any loss to any of the users, employees, employers and the general public.
It is more difficult to deal with these types of ethical issues. A patent can preserve the unique and secret aspect of an idea. Obtaining a patent is very difficult as compared with obtaining a copyright. A thorough disclosure is required with the software. The patent holder has to reveal the full details of a program to a proficient programmer for building a program

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