Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

Marian Quigley (Monash University, Australia)
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Release Date: May, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 696
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8
ISBN13: 9781591409878|ISBN10: 159140987X|EISBN13: 9781591409885
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Description & Coverage

Rapid technological advancement has given rise to new ethical dilemmas and security threats, while the development of appropriate ethical codes and security measures fail to keep pace, which makes the education of computer users and professionals crucial.

The Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security is an original, comprehensive reference source on ethical and security issues relating to the latest technologies. Covering a wide range of themes, this valuable reference tool includes topics such as computer crime, information warfare, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and education. This encyclopedia is a useful tool for students, academics, and professionals.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Banking
  • Censorship
  • Communication
  • Computer Crime
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Education
  • Equity and access
  • Health
  • Identity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal and political issues
  • Privacy
  • Publishing
  • Shopping
  • The environment
  • The workplace
Reviews and Testimonials

The Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security contains 95 entries concerning information ethics and security and aims to provide a valuable resource for the student as well as teachers, researchers, and professionals in the field.

– Marian Quigley, Monash University, Australia

In this book there are 95 peer-reviewed articles that are arranged alphabetically by title. The articles generally are clearly written introductory pieces by an international army of academic contributors.

– American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 39

Marian Quigley's Information Ethics and Security is the only work that offers 95 long and detailed overviews by 148 scholars from 19 countries on materials that exist at the intersection of these two concepts [information technology and ethics].

– Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 17, Iss. 1

This encyclopedia helps in addressing fundamentals of the ethical precepts. It allows for a much broader view to be gained as well.

– Journal for Information, Communication & Ethics in Society, Vol.6, No.1 (2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Marian Quigley, PhD, BA, HDTS (Art & Craft) is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, an Animation Curator for australianscreen online, and a freelance writer, editor, and artist. Marian has over thirty years of teaching experience in secondary and tertiary institutions teaching Art, English, Creative Writing, Communications, Media Studies and Information Ethics and has also supervised a number of postgraduate and honours students. Prior to her retirement in 2006, she was a senior lecturer, postgraduate coordinator and director of research in the Berwick School of Information Technology, Monash University. Marian’s major research interests are the social effects of information and communication technologies and animation. She has published three books: Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security (IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, 2007); Women Do Animate: Interviews with 10 Australian Women Animators (Insight Publications, Mentone, Australia, 2005) and Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues (IRM Press, Hershey, PA, USA & London, UK, 2005), as well as numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers.
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Editorial Review Board
Professor Katherine Blashki
Deakin University, Australia

Matthew Butler
Monash University, Australia

Heather Fulford
Loughborough University, UK

James E. Goldman
Purdue University, USA

Katina Michael
University of Wollongong, Australia

Bernd Carsten Stahl
De Montfort University, UK