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Social responsibilities that the business has as an organization

Describe the social responsibilities that the business has as an organization. Include information on how these social responsibilities are addressed by technology and relate to individuals in the organization. Identify the ethical issues for the organization and individuals along with the effect that current or emerging technology has on these issues. Describe how the human resources function uses or might use technology in supporting the organization and individuals in meeting social and ethical responsibilities. Include policies that exist or might exist for this support.

Give specific examples in areas such as the following:

- Ownership of intellectual output, privacy of personal information and internal organizational communications, accuracy and quality of information, access to information, flow and content of information, and obligations of organizations created by the use of information.

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The ownership of intellectual output of individuals belongs to individuals unless there is a specific agreement with the employer that the intellectual output will belong to the organization. Moreover, if an individual is employed specifically for generating intellectual output the ownership of that output will belong to the employer. Companies should ensure that they do not appropriate intellectual output that lawfully and rightfully belongs to employees.

The privacy of personal information should be protected by a strong security system by organizations. On one hand it is the social responsibility of the organization to ensure that personal information of employees should not be disclosed. On the other hand information technology advances have made it possible to keep confidential information entirely in digital form and take steps to ensure that the information is not disclosed to any person. Advanced security systems and passwords ensure that only a single authorized ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses some area where organizations have responsibilities to stakeholders above and beyond profit, including disclosure of information and protected intellectual property. This solution is approximately 600 words.

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