BUSS 207 – BUSINESS ETHICS IN IT .

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2021/2022
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF BUSINESS IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BUSS 207: BUSINESS ETHICS IN IT
FULL TIME/ PART TIME/ DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: DECEMBER, 2021 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE AND ANY TWO QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE [20 Marks]
a) Discuss the forces that account for increased corporate governance in business
organizations (5 Marks)
b) Describe the essential elements relating to conduct that identify a professional activity
(5 Marks).
c) Discuss the moral obligations incurred through becoming a member of a professional
body such as the Computer Society of Kenya, and how would you justify these moral
obligations? (5 Marks)
d) Discuss the ethical and moral issues raised by creating and distributing malware, such as
computer viruses, worms, Trojan horse software and (5 Marks)
QUESTION TWO [15 Marks]
a) Discuss the statement “computer and information technology creates new possibilities for
human behaviour” (8 Marks)
b) The IT industry is increasingly aware of its own environmental impact. Describe at least
three environmental problems to which the industry contributes and how, as an IT
professional, you can help to solve this problem. (7 Marks
QUESTION THREE [15 Marks]
a) As an IT professional working within the industry you will be expected to follow a code of
ethical conduct through your working life. Each individual needs to have their own code which
should cover conduct: Socially ,Legally and Professionally For any TWO of these categories
give an example of an IT moral or ethical dilemma and an appropriate response to it.
(7 Marks)
b) The “magical” experience of browsing the World Wide Web often lulls users into a false
sense of security. The Web seems like a “virtual” space, where neither personal identities
nor consequences for behavior exist. Discuss with reference to ethical and morality issues
raised by online disinhibition (8 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR [15 Marks]
a) In your view is software piracy a morality issue or legal issue. Justify your answer
(6Marks)
b) The manager of one of the best-known and most successful English football clubs writes a
blog in which he regularly comments on the club’s recent matches. One week, after the
club has lost a critical match through a controversial goal, he writes in the blog that the
referee was obviously corrupt or incompetent. The referee threatens legal action for
defamation against the internet service provider (ISP) that hosts the blog. What laws relate
to the ISP’s liability in this situation and what should it do inorder to avoid being
successfully sued? (9 Marks)

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