Abstract: A real case study in which a technician discovers pornography on an administrator's personal computer is developed for use in teaching ethics and computing. The case highlights issues of employee rights and responsibilities in using employer-owned computing resources, competing responsibilities in professional codes of ethics, claims about rights to privacy and free speech, and ethical decision-making. Analysis of the case emphasizes the need for strong critical thinking skills.
Keywords: Ethical issues, Employee/employer rights, Code of ethics, Critical thinking, Privacy, Freedom of speech
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Recommended Citation: Bowyer, K. W. (2000). Pornography on the Dean's PC: An Ethics and Computing Case Study. Journal of Information Systems Education, 11(3-4), 121-126.