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ACS to support ethics research

Friday, 27 Sep 2013

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has been chosen to partner in a major study into ethics within the information technology industry. The study is being conducted by Dr Yeslam Al-Saggaf, Prof John Weckert and Dr Oliver Burmeister of Charles Sturt University and will continue work that has been ongoing for almost a decade.

The purpose of the research will be to identify common ethical issues encountered in the day to day practice of Information Technology Professionals and develop effective, real world solutions to them. The research will take place across 4 stages over the next 12 months and will utilise online and face to face research techniques.

“This research will be the first major study into the ethical conundrums faced by information technology professionals that will also identify positive solutions to those issues. Since 2003 we have been researching these issues and as we see technology and qualifications change we also see greater prevalence of ethical issues.” Dr Al-Saggaff said.

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