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Ethics of Information in Distributed Business Environment

Ethics of Information in Distributed Business Environment
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Author(s): Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea (University of Craiova, Romania)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 15
Source title: Infonomics for Distributed Business and Decision-Making Environments: Creating Information System Ecology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Malgorzata Pankowska (Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-890-1.ch018


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The aim of this chapter is to examine some of the issues of ethics related to information in DBE. The ethical issue of what is moral to do in order to optimize the use of information in DBE is dealt with. The varied ways of integrating and putting into the practice information in DBE is discussed as well as the great variety of ethical approaches. In the field of ethics of information in DBE we are no longer confronted with “policy vacuum”; we are facing dissipation of ethical responsibility (DER) and this phenomenon leads to difficult and usually late localisation and solving of ethical dilemmas within the system.

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