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Information Systems: Issues

Information is data that is framed in a specific context. In this sense, information is contextual data that has a level of inherent value. Data might be the binary 0s and 1s on a hard drive, but information is the combination of that binary data into a document, media file, or database. Therefore, information systems are methods of managing the value of different types of data. The value of the data might be in the personal records such as social security number, addresses, or shopping habits that are linked together to form an online shopping cart and on-click purchasing. The value of information provides for the potential for ethical, social, and political issues within an organization. An example of these ethical, social, and political issues can be found in the concept of privacy.
Respond to the following:
•What ethical, social, and political issues arise with the use of information systems?
•Which of these identified issues can have the most adverse effect on an organization if not managed properly?

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There are several ethical, social, and political issues that arise with the use of information systems. First, we consider the ethical issues. It is the duty of the persons who have access to the information systems only to use the information for the authorized purpose. It is also their duty to protect information from being misused for unauthorized purposes. This is the deontological perspective. From the virtue ethics perspective, it is an act of bad character to either use or allow use of information for purposes for which it is not meant. Social issues are there is a negative attitude towards privacy violation in information systems. People want that their personal information should remain private. There can be ...

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This solution of 444 words explains ethical, social and political issues relating to information systems. The sources used are also included in the solution.