Social Ethical Definitions
  • Reliability and integrity :

Reliability and integrity is a big part of the ITGS program. This is all about the aspects that makes an Information system reliable to the user or users and gives them a form of security.
Second Definition:
Reliability is an engineering discipline for applying scientific know-how to a component, assembly, plant, or process so it will perform its intended function, without failure, for the required time duration when installed and operated correctly in a specified environment.

  • Security:

Security is very important to all IT related systems. this is because there will always be some form of personal or confidential information that is needed to do a required task, and therefor it will need to be kept secure and anonymous to others that do not require information. this also links back to integrity.

  • Privacy And Anonymity:

Privacy in relation to technology can be defined as to keep your data and many other information hidden or till what extend it to be shared. At its extreme , privacy changes into Anonymity , meaning to be completely concealed and gives more sense of security.

  • Authenticity:

Authenticity is the establishment of an identity of a user with no doubt. Authenticating the user is very important in certain situations, in business and in legal subjects. A simple example of authentification is a user login onto a network.

  • Surveillance:

The word Surveillance means "Watching Over" and is used by governments(for spying) and for the security reasons as surveillance involves the monitoring of data and traffic on the Internet,emails and phone calls.

  • Globalization and cultural diversity:

It is the name given to the process of increasing the connectivity between different countries for economical purposes for example as well as travel and communication between people all over the world. Due to multiculturalism there are some disputes between regions. However, cultural diversity is to respect those cultural differences within specific regions due to different human cultures and social differences.

  • People And Machines:

The interaction of humans with IT hardware has revolutionized this world. Being in touch with these experiments increases certain understandings and knowledge about technology that can make a whole lot of difference to the human world , e.g robots, new age more capable computers, etc.

  • Standards:

Policies and standarts are regulations, laws or contractual obligations that promote the appropriate use of technology. Policies are enforcable measures intended to promote appropriate use. They can be developed by governments, businesses and private groups or individuals. They normally consist of rules governing access to, or use of, information, hardware and software.

  • Digital citizenships:

A digital citizen commonly refers to a person that participates in society using a certain amount of IT. To qualify for the unofficial title of digital citizen a person must have the skill and knowledge to interact with private and organizations through means of "digital" tools such as computers or mobile phones, along with access to these devices.

  • The digital Divide and equality of access:

The Digital divide is the gap of the use of technology, due to a social status or income.
Equality of Access refers to everyone being able to have equal use of technology.

  • Policies-
  • Intellectual property

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