Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 7

Volume 7 Number 2, Pages 58-62

Summer 1995

Ethics in Information Systems: A Framework for Evaluation

Sanjeev Phukan
Bemidjl State University
Bemidjl, MN 56601, USA

Abstract: Ethical considerations in the use of Information Technology (IT) have become a focus point for many practitioners and educators because of the rapid proliferation of this technology. Many Issues, however, remain unresolved. There Is no widely accepted code of conduct regarding the use of IT. Information Systems (IS) curricula often fall to include a discussion of ethical considerations, and even when they do, fall to reach the relevant audience. Studies have shown remarkably lax ethical standards among IS faculty and students. This paper outlines a framework that evaluates the IS ethics environment, including the reasons for concern, the issues within IS ethics, the existIng codes of conduct, and the methods and scope of an ethically correct IS curriculum.

Keywords: Ethics, Information systems, Information technology, Codes of conduct, IS ethics education

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Recommended Citation: Phukan, S. (1995). Ethics in Information Systems: A Framework for Evaluation. Journal of Information Systems Education, 7(2), 58-62.