Ethics Legal Side of computer systems - Computing Final Part (Computer Ethics and the engineer)

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Professional organisations such as the IEEE** and the ACM*** recognise that engineers have an obligation to act in an ethical manner when designing or developing computer systems.

They have put together a set of 8 principles as a guide:

  • PUBLIC: Software engineers shall act consistently with the public interest.
  • CLIENT: Software engineers shall act in a manner that is in the best interests of their client and employer, consistent with the public interest.
  • PRODUCT: Software engineers shall ensure that their products


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