Paper B1-Privacy-Related Matrix
This assignment gives you
an opportunity to analyze a key IT-related organizational ethical privacy
issue subject to relevant laws, regulations, and policies. Both of the
following sites provide sources and an excellent backdrop for issues relating
to privacy protection and the law.
EPIC Report– at: httpss://epic.org/reports/ See List on left: HOT POLICY ISSUES
list at right on this page]
This includes sub-topics
discussing information privacy, privacy laws, applications and court rulings
(case law is usually an extension of the basic law based on the facts from
specific cases and real-world court decisions), and key privacy and anonymity
issues. While the sites provide many interesting topics, be sure to focus on
our class IT topics.
template below and the list of suggested workforce privacy topics from one
of the sites above to produce a matrix to map a key organizational ethical issue
and how this issue is affected by laws, regulations, and policies.
Use the list of normative
ethics below to help you complete the matrix. Choose any three (only three) of
the following list of twelve (12) principles of normative ethics described
- Prepare the Ethical Dilemma matrix and include
the following explanation—double-space your narrative—below the matrix:
a. Why I
chose the dilemma;
b. Why I
chose the three principles; and
analysis of the research used to identify the actions in the matrix.
The completed matrix allows you to weigh
the different issues involved and assign a rank as to the importance of the
actions based on the effect on the stakeholders.
the matrix for grading in your Assignments Folder.
- Indicate appropriate APA reference citations for all
sources. In addition to critical thinking and analysis skills, your
assignment should reflect appropriate grammar and spelling, good
organization, and proper business-writing style.
This assignment is directly related to
Paper-B2 below. The issue identified in this assignment will be used in B 2
Assignment. Make sure you read the B2
assignment below so that you understand the relationship prior to starting B1.
Autonomy: the duty to maximize
the individual’s right to make his or her own decisions.
Beneficence: the duty to do good
both individually and for all.
Confidentiality: the duty to respect
privacy of information and action.
Equality: the duty to view all
people as moral equals.
Finality: the duty to take
action that may override the demands of law, religion, and social customs.
Justice: the duty to treat all
fairly, distributing the risks and benefits equally.
Non-maleficence: the duty to cause no harm, both individually and for
Understanding/Tolerance: the duty to understand and to accept other view
points if reason dictates doing so is warranted.
Publicity: the duty to take
actions based on ethical standards that must be known and recognized by all who
the duty to honor others, their rights, and their responsibilities. Showing
respect others implies that we do not treat them as a mere means to our end.
Universality: the duty to take
actions that hold for everyone, regardless of time, place, or people involved.
This concept is similar to the Categorical Imperative.
Veracity: the duty to tell the
Ethical Dilemma Matrix:
1: Identify the ethical dilemma based on
one of the broad categories identified. An example (following here) might be to
falsify your personal profile in a social networking site.
2: Identify the stakeholders involved. You, someone who reads your personal profile
in a social network site, potential employers, etc. Be sure that each stakeholder category is
unique and not similar to another category you use.
3: Choose any three of the principles
that might apply such as autonomy, publicity, and veracity.
4: identify how the dilemma affect each stakeholder based on the principles you
identified. Put this statement in the matrix next to the stakeholder.
example, next page-