Ethics in Information Technology & Why It's Studied

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In the last decade, concerns over the ethics of technology have been brought to the forefront of information technology (IT) conversations. Often unknowingly, information technology professionals are confronted every day with various ethics scenarios, from having access to an individual's private information to having the ability to manipulate and share a big-name company’s information. So, how do ethics play into IT, and why is it important to keep studying so-called "technoethics" to ensure our computer-oriented future is as ethical as possible?