Ethics in business and the wider world.

I think one the truly surprising things that I’ve experienced with the misuse of ethics easily has to be the whole NSA leak, highlighting just how far western countries have gone down the rabbit hole, and if you can really argue that colossal collection of data from the population when 99.999% of them are innocent of what your really trying to track.

Whilst the pursuit of tracking and preventing terrorist attacks is a good thing, when that comes at the cost of the freedoms of the average person is it really worth all that effort and time, The states have been the worst hit out of all of this with incredibly unconstitutional bills like the Patriot act rushed through congress post 9/11 when everybody was super sensitive about the issue [You wouldn’t vote against the PATRIOT act would you! look what just happened.]
Snowden shined a light on this issue and people are finally realizing that these things are detrimental to the countries that they are enacted in

And i learn that the if the government really wants to know what you are doing, there’s really little you can to stop it outside of having to encrypt every single thing you do.

In the words of George Orwell

“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”

2  What of the IITPs 8 ethical tenets does your story relate to?

– Members shall act in the execution of their profession with integrity, dignity and honor to merit the trust of the community and the profession, and apply honesty, skill, judgement and initiative to contribute positively to the well-being of society;

and to an extent

Informed Consent – Members shall take reasonable steps to inform themselves, their clients or employers of the economic, social, environmental or legal consequences which may arise from their actions;

3  The 8 tenets are not listed in order of importance.  If you were to chose the 3 most important tenets what would they be and why?

Informed Consent, Often within law people can be breaking things and not even know, ignorance of law is not an excuse and especially within professional things that relate to money committing tax fraud can be easily done and often people don’t even realize they are doing it.

Good Faith, In today’s multicultural and connected world, its increasingly easy to offend somebody, and even if the term “Offense isn’t given its only taken” is true you still need to behave in  a professional manner.

Continuous Development, Very important in this industry, Tech is constantly marching ahead and if we are stagnant in learning we will be left behind.


4  What is NMITs relationship with IITP and what are the benefits of this for nmits students?

IITP provides students with oppuruinity to get certifed within the system, as IITP is recognized world wide this makes graduates much more employable, and gives the industry more people who are experienced with the guidelines of ethics.


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