Legal, ethical and social issues in information systems – Questions and Answers

Subject Title: ICT Revision Kit
TOPIC: Legal, ethical and social issues in information systems

QUESTION 1
April 2022 Question One C
(c) (i) Outline two advantages of a professional code of ethics. (2 marks)
(ii) Highlight two drawbacks of a professional code of ethics. (2 marks)

QUESTION 2
November 2019 Question Two B
Describe five ethical principles of information management.

QUESTION 3
November 2019 Question Six C
Explain three challenges of implementing copyrights for digital products on the internet.

QUESTION 4
November 2019 Question Seven D
Explain the term “socio-technical systems” as used in management information systems.
Describe three characteristics of socio-technical systems.

QUESTION 5
May 2019 Question Four B
Highlight four characteristics of an information society.
Explain two challenges faced when implementing information society

QUESTION 6
November 2018 Question One D
Copyright laws grant management information systems developers the exclusive privilege to produce and distribute their creative works.

Highlight six challenges that are posed to these laws by information communication technology (ICT).

QUESTION 7
November 2018 Question Two A
New Generation Ltd. a telecommunication company, allows its customers to pay their bills online. James Okelo, one of their customers, discovered that he could gain access to a directory on the New Generation Ltd.’s server that contains personal details of a large number of customers.

James Okelo contacted New Generation Ltd. and suggested that they should address this problem and send letters to all New Generation Ltd.’s customers informing them that their credit card details might have been accessed via the website. New Generation Ltd. refused to send out the letters to the customers. James Okelo then contacted a national newspaper to make his discovery public.

Required:
Evaluate five legal, ethical and professional issues that might arise from the situation described above.

QUESTION 8
May 2018 Question Seven E
Suggest six measures that employers could put in place to deal with internet abuse at the workplace.

QUESTION 9
November 2017 Question Seven B
Analyse four key technology matters that could raise ethical issues.

QUESTION 10
May 2016 Question One C
Describe the following ethical terms as used in an information society:
i. Responsibility.
ii. Accountability.
iii. Liability

QUESTION 11
May 2016 Question Three B
Evaluate ten internet abuses common in a modern workplace.

QUESTION 12
May 2016 Question Six B
Distinguish between the following forms of computer crimes and abuses:
i. Jamming and spamming.
ii. Cyber bullying and flaming.
iii. Sniffing and spoofing.

QUESTION 13
Pilot paper 2015 Question One C
Explain the meaning of the following ethical concepts:
i. Business ethics.
ii. Technology ethics.

QUESTION 14
Pilot paper 2015 Question Five A
Explain four legal, social and ethical issues raised by information systems.

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