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Information Technology Ethics - IRM4714

Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce the concepts of ethics and morality within the field of IT Management. To understand ethics, it is important to also look at the legal implications, together with what is considered professional behaviour. Ethics in Information Technology covers issues such as file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risks, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, and compliance. This module offers a foundation in ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals. The purpose of this module is to expose learners to the basic principles involved in legal- and ethical issues of IT. This is done to prepare a learner to act as a professional person in the IT industry. Those who achieve this module will be able to develop a better understanding of the human aspects of IT, specifically the ethical aspects in software, appreciate the ethical behaviour of a professional person in the IT industry and to develop a basic understanding of the legal issues involved in IT.