American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Analyzing Accuracy and Accessibility in Information and Communication Technology Ethical Scenario Context

Maslin Masrom, Zuraini Ismail, Rashidah Nural Anuar, Ramlah Hussein and Norshidah Mohamed

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2011.370.376

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 370-376

Abstract

Problem statement: Recently, the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is indispensable to life. The utilization of ICT has provided advantages for people, organizations and society as a whole. Nevertheless, the widespread and rapid use of ICT in society has exacerbated existing ethical issues or dilemmas and also led to the emergence of new ethical issues such as unauthorized access, software piracy, internet pornography, privacy protection, information gap and many others. Approach: Therefore, the aim of this study is to discuss several issues of the ICT ethics. It will focusing on two major issues, that is, data accuracy and accessibility. Results: The results indicated that more than half percentage of respondents tend to be ethical in data accuracy scenario and also in accessibility scenario. Several computer ethics scenarios that relate to the data accuracy and accessibility are presented and the results of analysis are then discussed. Conclusion: Based on the results in this study, computer ethics issues such as data accuracy and accessibility should receive more attention in the ICT field.

Copyright

© 2011 Maslin Masrom, Zuraini Ismail, Rashidah Nural Anuar, Ramlah Hussein and Norshidah Mohamed. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.