Taxonomy of Computer and Information Ethics

Taxonomy of Computer and Information Ethics

Sabah S. Al-Fedaghi (Kuwait University, Kuwait)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch092
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Abstract

Computer ethics, information ethics, personal information ethics, privacy ethics, and many other terms that juxtapose the terms “ethics,” “privacy,” and “information” call for a uniform treatment to understand the topography of these topics. This article presents the taxonomy of the ethical landscape in terms of categories that serve to differentiate among privacy-related discourses in ordinary ethics, information ethics, and personal information ethics. The taxonomy is applied to distinguish between different forms of privacy intrusion on personal information.

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