BTAC 100: Fundamentals of Computers

Research on Ethical Issues in Business Technology

Exploratory Research

Explore Topics & Issues

Do some preliminary research on topics of interest to you from the list of Topic Options on this page.

  • Tip: Be sure to identify ethical issues connected to that topic, not just info on the topic in general. 
Google Web Search
Sample search in Opposing Viewpoints Database: "Cloud Computing" 

To explore ethical issues around cloud computing, I suggest starting with Reference sources and Viewpoints. 

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Opposing Viewpoints: Cloud Computing

Here is an excerpt of a "viewpoint" essay that addresses some of the ethical issues and risks associated with cloud computing.

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Excerpt of an article on cloud computing that points to some of the risks and ethical issues cloud computing faces

Topic Options

Topic Options in "Ethical Technology"

Your Project requires you to create a cohesive "ethical technology" project to present to the stakeholders of your company.

Identify and research the ethical issues connected to one of the following computer/ technology issues.

  • Blogging
  • Copyright laws regarding the Internet
  • Software issues (illegal copying of software and software piracy)
  • Internet issues such as fraud, privacy, safety issues, or etiquette
  • Privacy issues such as social networking sites or online retail
  • Spam
  • Viruses and worms
  • Spyware
  • Phishing
  • Professional Networking (such as LinkedIn)
  • Personal use of employer technology
  • Wireless security issues
  • Identity theft and the Internet
  • Wikis
  • Cloud computing