Business Ethics

It is true that the technologies of computing, Internet and the World Wide Web have created possibilities at a global level which were not previously available either for individuals or for organizations. But it is also true that have arisen new ethical issues because the changes are affecting human relations, social institutions and basic moral principles that are expected to take effect in the different societies and cultures. (Similarly see: Jean Stapleton). New society based on information and computing technologies should become an instrument for social integration, to form a coherent and inclusive society. It should aim at reducing the existing inequalities and to ensure general access to information and services. There is no doubt that this partnership presents an enormous potential and will offer many opportunities that need to be identified and for which it is essential to form. Their development cannot constitute only an expansion of the infrastructure of information and communication. You must be an informed and participatory society that transcends the notion technocentric to acquire a human dimension in which the shared knowledge constitutes the basis of social cohesion. The world is subject to an almost permanent change that originates from the new technologies.

Many of these changes can be considered as positive. And, no doubt, for some they have been and will be in the future. Others have been losers lengthwise of the process. This has led to consider a sort of dichotomies related to these processes. Thus referred to those who have and those who do not, rich in information and the information-poor, old and young, developed and in development, the online and the offline, users and developers, alphabets in computing and the iliteratos in computing, locals and the global.

The ICT world seems to have been segmented in many parts. However, is also true, that new ethical problems which have already been tabled and which are emerging at a speed that in many cases seems to overcome the proposal of solutions, it requires a particularized analysis that could focus on issues relating to privacy, workers, property, security, access control and power, globalization, moral and professional responsibility. * References. Bynum, Terrell Ward, Computer Ethics: Basic Concepts and Historical Overview, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2001 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), George, R.