The Impossibility of an Ethics Code for an Information Professional

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The Impossibility of an Ethics Code for an Information Professional
Introduction
Information professionals interact with highly sensitive material every day. Informational professionals, during the ordinary course of their jobs, must view and process data including credit card numbers, patient health records, and even proprietary business information. While recent advances in application- and database-level security have reduced the scope of access that information professionals enjoy to sensitive data, the very nature of the job will always offer the information professional chances to see information that should remain private.
In ethical terms, extensive access to private information has informed a number of high-profile IT scandals...
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