Information Ethics in the Context of Current Developments

Information Ethics in the Context of Current Developments

Yusuf Esmer, Ayşe Nihan Arıbaş
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9187-1.ch030
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The emergence of globalization due to information technologies and the changes and/or developments brought about by globalization require organizations to have more knowledge about ethics and therefore to be more interested in this issue. The use of information and communication technologies in organizations in accordance with ethical values is considered important in terms of the integrity, functioning, and efficiency of both employees and organizations. Individuals, managers, organizations, and researchers have important duties in the field of information ethics in order to prevent the making of difficult mistakes that will adversely affect individuals and organizations during the use of information technologies. In this context, information ethics has been examined in this study in the context of recent developments all over the world, especially the developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic process.
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Research Methodology

In this study, it is aimed to examine the ethics of information conceptually in the context of current developments. For this purpose, after the introductory part of the study, ethics, information and access to information, information and information crimes, information ethics were examined and evaluated in a theoretical framework.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Information: It is the process in which data is processed with the help of information technologies and transformed into knowledge.

Information Ethics: It is defined as the norms developed for the rules that information technology users and intermediary institutions in this field must comply with when using these technologies.

Cyber Attacks: They are attacks made in the virtual environment to obtain passwords and user information of individuals.

Ethics: It is a moral discipline that studies human behavior in terms of being good or bad, and right or wrong.

Information Crimes: These are crimes that occur as a result of incomplete and incorrect use of information technologies.

Knowledge: It is the form of data that has been made meaningful by processing.

COVID-19: It is the English abbreviation of the name “Coronavirus Disease 2019” given by the WHO to the SARS-CoV-2 infection outbreak.

Information Security: It is the protection of private data, and therefore people, by using certain precautions.

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