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Section 1: Social & Ethical Issues

Section 1 review on Social and Ethical Issues
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Reliability
refers to the operation of hardware, the design of software, the accuracy of data or the correspondence of data with the real world
Integrity
refers to correspondence of data with itself, at its creation
Security
refers to the protection of hardware, software, machines and networks from unauthorized access, alteration or destruction
Privacy and Anonymity
is the ability of individuals and groups to determine for themselves when, how and to what extent information about themselves is shared with others and/or which might be called for in some contexts but is dangerous in others
Authenticity
means establishing the user's identity beyond reasonable doubt
Intellectual Property
includes ideas, discoveries, writings, works of art, software, collections and presentations of data; copyrights, trademarks and patents
Equality of Access
Information, regardless of distance, age, race, gender or other personal characteristics. However, the above characteristics, and cost, can also bar individuals or groups.
Control
IT improves reliability, accuracy and speed of systems. However, it can also be used to manipulate people
Globalization & Cultural Diversity
means the diminishing importance of geographic, political, economic and cultural boundaries
Policies and Standards
enforceable measures intended to promote appropriate use: are social or technical rules and conventions that enable compatibility and therefore facilitate communication or interoperability between different IT systems and their components
People and Machines
The interaction of humans with IT hardware