Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • Gerard O’Regan


This chapter discusses ethics and professional responsibility in the computing field. Ethics is a branch of philosophy that deals with moral questions such as what is right or wrong, and computer ethics are a set of principles that guide the behaviour of individuals when using computer resources. Professional ethics are a code of conduct that governs how members of a profession deal with each other and with third parties, and we discuss Parnas’s contributions to professional responsibility as well as a brief discussion of the ACM and BCS code of ethics for their members.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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