Ethical Considerations in the IT Systems
Information and Communications Systems play an integral part in ensuring the success of any institution; government, private as well as corporate institutions employ the best technologies that ensure that there is proper dischargement of the duties. They ensure adherence to the set rules and regulations while engaging the use of these systems so that they can be of importance (Brennan & Johnson, 2004). Among the various ethical concerns that are mandatory for any system that organizations decides to utilize in handling its activities, there is the need to promote honesty, integrity as well as create a sense of objectivity.
It is critical that organizations employ IT systems that enable them to have the basic ethical considerations; governments in particular from the virtue of being at the service of the entire nations populations should ensure that the IT systems they adopt are able to display all the information and activities that are performed with in an open and transparent manner so as to ensure that people build trust with the government of the day. They should also be ready to uphold the integrity of a nation as this would enable the information to portray a true picture of the situation as it is.
For a university set up, since the greatest beneficiaries of these institution are scholars, the information the IT systems employed relays should be confidential and have a sense of respect as the people who utilizes the services are from a similar social class (Brennan & Johnson, 2004). Another ethical concern that is critical is the level of competence of these IT systems; they should be able to improve individuals’ level of thinking while giving him/her new expertise that can be utilized in his/ her future endeavors.
Brennan, L. L., & Johnson, V. E. (2004). Social, ethical and policy implications of information technology. Hershey, Pa. [u.a.: Information Science Publ.