The subject of Information Ethics can be divided into three main areas. These are not mutually exclusive, but provide domains of the field in broad brush strokes. Our primary focus is on the first domain:
- IT development issues, including engineering professionalism, development processes, and the impact of IT on persons, organizations and the world in which we live;
- Access and education around the worldwide adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), including the social impact of ICT, education and training, disparity of wealth, political and social justice issues;
- Legal and policy issues, including privacy concerns, intellectual property and copyright issues, surveillance, criminal activity, hacking, pornography, and so on.
IT projects have enormous impact on organizations which must mitigate risk through high-integrity practices.