Ethics and information systems: Resolving the quandaries

  title={Ethics and information systems: Resolving the quandaries},
  author={H. Jeff Smith},
  journal={DATA BASE},
The information systems (I/S) community is becoming concerned with questions of ethical behavior in many realms. But those who attempt to resolve the quandaries may find themselves confused by differing approaches and theoretical assumptions that are often proffered. This paper provides a meta-framework that identifies the areas of convergence and divergence in these approaches and assumptions. An illustrative example (America Online's plans to share subscriber information with telemarketers… CONTINUE READING