Ethics and computers: Can universities set the standards?

  • Gerhard Steinke
  • Gilbert Hamann
Data And Software Engineering
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 468)


The increasing use of computers in universities raises ethical issues which must be addressed. These ethical implications will impact and affect society as a whole. Educational institutions should act not only according to the requirements of the law but also be subject to higher ethical standards. Two areas where computers and ethics intersect are dealt with in this paper, namely data protection and privacy policies with regard to student information and the acquisition of "illegal" software.


Ethical Issue Educational Institution Data Protection Ethical Implication License Agreement 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Steinke
    • 1
  • Gilbert Hamann
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PassauPassauF. R. Germany
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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