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Three Distinct Perspectives of Applied Ethics Value: 15% Due Date: 05-Aug-2018 Return Date: 27-Aug-2018 Length: XXXXXXXXXX Submission method options: Alternative submission method Task back to top...

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Three Distinct Perspectives of Applied Ethics

Value:15%Due Date:05-Aug-2018Return Date:27-Aug-2018Length: XXXXXXXXXXSubmission method options:Alternative submission method

Task

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Proceed according to the following instructions.

  • Identify a recent (within the last six (6) months) ethical dilemma or ethically questionable situation relating to ICT that you are familiar with. This situation can be either in the media (for example one you have sourced from a newspaper, or online through social media) or through your workplace.
    • a. If using a workplace example, to maintain confidentiality, do not use real names.
    • b. If you use a media article you must include the link to the media article in the references list of your assignment.
  • Identify the key ethical issues contained in your chosen case and use the three distinct perspectives of applied ethics including professional, philosophical, sociological/descriptive ethics to analyse the ethical issues involved in the case. The word limit should be between XXXXXXXXXXwords. Note: Headings, citations, references and any appendices do not count towards your word limit, but quotations do. At the start of the assignment indicates in brackets the word count of your assignment excluding those items mentioned above.
  • Include a Reference list at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style, corresponding to in-text citations. You must include at least THREE (3) quality academic references (one for each ethical perspective) from different sources. Please note that these references are in addition to those provided to you through this subject (for example, you still must reference, Tavani textbook, the Interact subject lecture notes etc BUT these references cannot be used as one of your three quality academic references from different sources). Only include references that have been cited in the body of your assignment and ones that support what you have presented in your assignment.
NOTE:Please use the template provided in the resources section of this subject site.

Rationale

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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to identify ethical issues related to ICT.
  • be able to assess the implications of ethical problems.
  • be able to critically evaluate solutions to ethical problems.
  • be able to argue consistently and rationally about the moral issues raised by the adoption and use of ICT.

Marking criteria and standards

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The following marking sheet will be used to assess students' submissions. Please check that you have met all the criteria before you submit your assignment

CriteriaStandards
High Distinction (HD)Distinction (DI)Credit (CR)Pass (PS)Fail (FL)
Use professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives to analyse the ethical issues involved in the case.(Value 70%)Comprehensive understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through in-depth discussion and analysis of three most relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Mostly comprehensive understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through in-depth discussion and analysis of three most relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Some understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through some discussion and analysis of two relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Basic understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through some discussion and analysis of two relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Major omissions in understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives and irrelevant ethical issues are identified and analysed.
Writing & structure
(Value 20%)
Language features and structures are used to convey meaning effectively, concisely, unambiguously, and in a tone appropriate to the audience and purpose with no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.Well-developed skills in expression & presentation of ideas.
Fluent writing style appropriate to assessment task/document type.
Grammar & spelling accurate.
Good skills in expression & clear presentation of ideas.
Mostly fluent writing style appropriate to assessment task/document type.
Grammar & spelling contains a few minor errors.
The text contains frequent errors in spelling, grammar, word choice, and structure, lacks clarity, and is not concise, but the meaning is apparent to the reader with some effort.Rudimentary skills in expression & presentation of ideas.
Not all material is relevant &/or is presented in a disorganised manner.
Meaning apparent, but writing style not fluent or well organised.
Grammar & spelling contains many errors.
Referencing(Value 10%)Referencing is comprehensive, demonstrates academic integrity, and conforms exactly to APA style conventions.Very good referencing, including reference list and citations.
High quality references.
Good referencing, including reference list and citations.
Good quality references.
Referencing is comprehensive, mostly accurate according to APA style conventions, and demonstrates academic integrity. Some minor errors or omissions in style and formatting choices (e.g. italics, punctuation, etc) don’t impact on the transparency and traceability of the source, or demonstration of academic integrity.Sub-standard (or no) referencing.
Poor quality (or no) references.
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Solution

Soumi answered on Jul 29 2020
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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHS, CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY     
SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEILLANCE
SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEILLANCE
ASSIGNMENT 1: PROFESSIONAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL/DESCRIPTIVE ETHICS
Name:
Student Number:
WORD COUNT: 1564
Table of Contents
1. Introduction    2
2. Professional Ethics Perspective    3
3. Philosophical Ethics Perspective    4
4. Sociological/ Descriptive Ethics Perspective    6
5. References    9
1. Introduction
Ethics is the
anch of study of knowing right and the wrong conduct. The controversial issues involving moral dilemmas are analysed from the lens of ethics, to understand the long-term perspective about the issue. In this essay, recent issue of Facebook surveillance and its effect on influencing people and invading their privacy has been discussed under three distinct perspective: Professional, Philosophical and Sociological perspective.
Media Article:
The Verge, (2018) THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SCANDAL Retrieved from https:
www.theverge.com/2018/4/10/17165130/facebook-cam
idge-analytica-scandal
2. Professional Ethics Perspective
Professional ethics are the standards of behavior within the corporate environment. These standards form the guiding principles/code of conduct which are shared among the group of individuals who are sharing the same/similar occupation. As noted by Khalili et al. (2016), these standards are necessary to protect every professional from the influence of certain pressures for example, pressure to
ibe to get the contract. It is important to acknowledge that every professional has obligations towards their employer, clients, customers, other professionals and society.
Sometimes, as mentioned by Statache et al. (2015), to maximize profits or under undue pressure from any group, professionals may sacrifice their obligations towards some other group, this happens especially with top management, as they must deal with pressure of maximizing targets. So, if there are available code of conduct which must be adhered to during moral dilemmas, then that can relive the emba
assment of taking unethical decision.
This essay discusses the Facebook’s conduct of invading the privacy of people and trying to influence their opinions about a certain issue through targeted approach of sending newsfeeds. The Facebook Cam
idge Analytical scandal is now open, where the app which was downloaded by few Facebook users gathered the information about those people as well who were their only in the friend list of such people. Thus, app gathered the information about millions of people without their knowledge.
Some of the professional ethics issue which must be considered are: integrity, Accountability, Privacy and honesty. Facebook attempt to steal data, seriously questions the company’s conduct on above mentioned parameters. Is this attempt to influence people opinion justified?
Experts argued that Facebook has seriously compromised on principles like integrity, Accountability and privacy. If Facebook has such advanced algorithm, which can influence people opinion, then it must have first taken the consent of people, because stealing information without consent and knowledge is unethical conduct.
Going ahead, Facebook must make user aware about till what extent their public information will be used, they must explain to user the risks which comes with registering themselves on the social media website. Social media sites must imbibe ethical code of conduct in their employees, so that they do not cut corners to earn quick money.
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