Information ethics

Information ethics has been defined as “the governance of human resources in the context of the relationship between the creation, organization, dissemination, and use of information, and the ethical standards and moral codes governing human conduct in society”. [1] The term information ethics was first edited by Robert Hauptman and used in the book Ethical Challenges in Librarianship . It examines the morality that comes from information as a resource, a product, or as a target. [2] It provides a critical framework for considering moral issues, such as information, privacy , moral agency, New environmental issues (especially how agents shoulds behave in the infosphere ), problems Arising from the life-cycle (establishment, collection, recording, distribution, processing, etc.) of information (especially ownership and copyright, digital divide , and digital rights ) . It is very vital to understand that librarians, archivists, information professionals among others, really understand the importance of knowing how to disseminate proper information as well as being responsible with their actions when addressing information. [3] And digital rights ). It is very vital to understand that librarians, archivists, information professionals among others, really understand the importance of knowing how to disseminate proper information as well as being responsible with their actions when addressing information. [3] And digital rights ). It is very vital to understand that librarians, archivists, information professionals among others, really understand the importance of knowing how to disseminate proper information as well as being responsible with their actions when addressing information. [3]

Information ethics HAS Evolved to relates to a Range of fields Such As computer ethics , [4] medical ethics, journalism [5] and the philosophy of information .

Dilemmas regarding the life of information is the most important in a society that is defined as “the information society”. The explosion of so much technology has brought information to a forefront in ethical considerations. Information transmission and literacy are essential in establishing an ethical foundation that promotes fair, equitable, and responsible practices. Information ethics broadly examines issues related to ownership, access, privacy, security, and community. It is also concerned with the relationship between information and the consumers of information. [6]

Information technology affects common issues such as copyright protection, intellectual freedom, accountability, privacy, and security. Many of these issues are difficult or impossible to resolve due to fundamental tensions between Western moral philosophies (based on rules, democracy, individual rights, and personal freedoms) and the traditional Eastern cultures (based on relationships, hierarchy, collective responsibilities, and social harmony ). [7] The multi-faceted dispute between Google and the government of the People’s Republic of China reflects some of these fundamental tensions.

Professional codes of conduct and ethical decisions. Evolving information formats and requirements require continual reconsideration of ethical principles and how these codes are applied. Considerations regarding information ethics influence “personal decisions, professional practice, and public policy “. [8] Therefore, ethical analysis must provide a framework to take into consideration “many, diverse domains” (ibid.) Regarding how information is distributed.

The hand, peer-reviewed, academic journals are reporting information ethics Are The Journal of the Association for Information Systems , the flagship publication of the Association for Information Systems , and Ethics and Information Technology , published by Springer.

History

The field of information ethics has a relatively short but progressive history. [9] The origins of the field are in librarianship though it has now expanded to the consideration of ethical issues in other domains including computer science, internet, media, journalism, management information systems, and business. [9]

Evidence of scholarly work on this subject can be traced to the 1980s, When an item authored by Barbara J. Kostrewski and Charles Oppenheim and published in the Journal of Information Science , Discussed issues Relating to the field Including confidentiality, information Biases, and quality control . [9] Another scholar, Robert Hauptman, has also written extensively about information ethics in the library field and founded the Journal of Information Ethicsin 1992. [10]

Branches

  • Library ethics
  • Cyberethics
  • Information ecology
  • Media ethics
  • Bioinformation ethics
  • Business information ethics
  • Computer ethics

Notes

  1. Information ethicshas been defined as “the governance of human resources in the context of the relationship between the creation, organization, dissemination, and use of information, and the ethical standards and moral codes governing human conduct in society”. [1] The term information ethics was first edited by Robert Hauptman and used in the book Ethical Challenges in Librarianship . It examines the morality that comes from information as a resource, a product, or as a target. [2] It provides a critical framework for considering moral issues, such as information, privacy , moral agency, New environmental issues (especially how agents shoulds behave in the infosphere ), problems Arising from the life-cycle (establishment, collection, recording, distribution, processing, etc.) of information (especially ownership and copyright, digital divide , and digital rights ) . It is very vital to understand that librarians, archivists, information professionals among others, really understand the importance of knowing how to disseminate proper information as well as being responsible with their actions when addressing information. [3] And digital rights ). It is very vital to understand that librarians, archivists, information professionals among others, really understand the importance of knowing how to disseminate proper information as well as being responsible with their actions when addressing information. [3] And digital rights ). It is very vital to understand that librarians, archivists, information professionals among others, really understand the importance of knowing how to disseminate proper information as well as being responsible with their actions when addressing information. [3]
  2. Information ethics HAS Evolved to relates to a Range of fields Such As computer ethics, [4] medical ethics, journalism [5] and the philosophy of information .
  3. Dilemmas regarding the life of information is the most important in a society that is defined as “the information society”. The explosion of so much technology has brought information to a forefront in ethical considerations. Information transmission and literacy are essential in establishing an ethical foundation that promotes fair, equitable, and responsible practices. Information ethics broadly examines issues related to ownership, access, privacy, security, and community. It is also concerned with the relationship between information and the consumers of information. [6]
  4. Information technology affects common issues such as copyright protection, intellectual freedom, accountability, privacy, and security. Many of these issues are difficult or impossible to resolve due to fundamental tensions between Western moral philosophies (based on rules, democracy, individual rights, and personal freedoms) and the traditional Eastern cultures (based on relationships, hierarchy, collective responsibilities, and social harmony ). [7]The multi-faceted dispute between Google and the government of the People’s Republic of China reflects some of these fundamental tensions.
  5. Professional codes of conduct and ethical decisions. Evolving information formats and requirements require continual reconsideration of ethical principles and how these codes are applied. Considerations regarding information ethics influence “personal decisions, professional practice, and public policy”. [8] Therefore, ethical analysis must provide a framework to take into consideration “many, diverse domains” (ibid.) Regarding how information is distributed.
  6. The hand, peer-reviewed, academic journals are reporting information ethics Are The Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the flagship publication of the Association for Information Systems , and Ethics and Information Technology , published by Springer.
  7. Jump up^ Joan, Reitz M. “Information Ethics.” Online Dictionary For Library And Information Science. Np, 2010. Web. <Http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_i.aspx>.
  8. Jump up^ Froehlich, Thomas (December 2004). “A brief history of information ethics” . Bid.ub.edu . Kent State University.
  9. Jump up^ Carbo, Toni; Almagno, Stephen. “Information Ethics: The Duty, Privilege and Challenge of Educating Information Professionals” (PDF) . Retrieved 28 February 2017 .
  10. Jump up^ Floridi, Luciano (1999). “Information Ethics: On the Theoretical Foundations of Computer Ethics” (PDF) . Ethics and Information Technology . 1 (1): 37-56. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2005.
  11. Jump up^ Floridi, Luciano (June 2005). “Information ethics, its nature and scope”. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society . 35 (2).
  12. Jump up^ Moran, Barbara A .; Stueart, Robert D .; Morner, Claudia J. (2013). Library and Information Center Management . Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. p. 321.
  13. Jump up^ MG Martinsons and D. Ma(2009)”Sub-Cultural Differences in Information Ethics across China: Focus on Chinese Management Generation Gaps”,Journal of the Association for Information Systems10.11, 957-973.
  14. Jump up^ E. Elrod and M. Smith (2005). “Information Ethics”, inEncyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. ByCarl Mitcham. Flight. 2: DK (1004-1011). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
  15. ^ Jump up to:a b c Froehlich, Thomas (December 2004). “A Brief History of Information Ethics” . Textos Universitaris de Biblioteconomia i Documentació . Universitat de Barcelona. 13 . ISSN 1575-5886 .
  16. Jump up^ Kerr, Michael (29 March 2010). “Introduction” . Ethics And Information Management In The 21st Century . University of British Columbia. Archived from [ http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/libr500/09-10-wt2/www/M_Kerr-WWW/index.htm Ethics management program- Ethics programs tend to communicate the corporate values ​​by using codes and Policies that tend to guide behavior decisions (Shaw, 2008, pp11). This involves rigorous training and evaluating as per the firm. Ethical programs also provide guidance in ethical dilemmas. A firm’s ethical program has been formulated to ensure that the priorities of the organizational behaviors. The basic purpose of an ethics program is balancing the competing values ​​and trying to reconcile them.Developing codes of ethics – Is another tool for managing ethics in an organization.A code of ethics tends to specify the ethical rules of operations.Every kind of an organization tends to have some ethical codes that guide the stakeholders on how to conduct themselves while they are carrying out their duties.Failure to comply with these ethical codes means that somebody needs to be punished.Developing Codes of Conduct – Codes of Conduct are rules that guide the stakeholders on how they should change behavior in their respective duties.In large organizations, different departments tend to have their codes of conduct.However, it is not possible to distinguish between the two codes of conduct and codes of conduct of the same thing (Solomon, 1992, pp34).|url= |url=

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