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Ethical Computing Continues From Problem to Solution

Ethical Computing Continues From Problem to Solution
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Author(s): Wanbil William Lee (The Computer Ethics Society, Hong Kong & Wanbil & Associates, Hong Kong)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 16
Source title: Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in System Security, Information Privacy, and Forensics
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7492-7.ch017


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Ethical computing is instrumental in identifying and reaching a near-ideal solution to the problems arising from an environment that is technology-driven and information-intensive. Many of these problems that could have been avoided occur because we are either insensitive to or ignorant of their ethical implications. As a result, we could reach only a partial, compromised solution at best. An ideal solution is expected to be technically efficient, financially viable, legally admissible, ethically acceptable, socially desirable, and in many situations environmentally friendly (the so-called hexa-dimension criteria), and balanced in terms the six criteria or five criteria (in case the problem does not involve ecological concerns). An exposition of an ideal solution in terms of the requisite competence and the additive is presented.

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