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1. ETHICS, VALUES, AND ATTITUDES

Ethics is a set of beliefs about right and wrong behaviour. Ethical behaviour conforms to generally accept social norms. Ethics is a philosophical study of the moral value of human conduct and of the rules and principles that ought to govern it. A social, religious, or civil code of behaviour considered correct, esp. that of a particular group, profession, or individual. Under this is: * A virtue is a Habit that inclines people to do what is acceptable. * Vices are Habits of unacceptable behavior.

* Value system is a Scheme of moral values.

Values are a belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningful. Whether we are consciously aware of them or not, every individual has a core set of personal values. Values can range from the commonplace, such as the belief in hard work and punctuality, to the more psychological, such as self-reliance, concern for others, and harmony of purpose.

Attitudes can be defined as a positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, event, activities, ideas, or just about anything in your environment, but there is debate about precise definitions.

2. ETHICS FOR I.T WORKERS AND I.T USERS

3.1 I.T PROFESSIONALS

Profession is a calling that requires Specialized knowledge and Long and intensive academic preparation. Partial list of IT specialists are Programmers, Systems analysts, Software engineers, Database administrators, Local area network (LAN) administrators, and Chief information officers (CIOs).

3.2 I.T USERS

IT user is a person for whom a hardware or software product is designed. IT professionals’ duty is to Understand users’ needs and capabilities, Deliver products and services that best meet those needs, and Establish an environment that supports ethical behaviour by users.

3. ETHICAL DILEMMA/ISSUES IN THE CYBER-WORLD

4.3 PRIVACY INVASION

The legal term "invasion of privacy" refers primarily to a person's right to keep his or...
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