IT590 Unit 6

IT590 Unit 6


The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to make an ethical decision and to evaluate the risk impact of that ethical decision with regard to a specific information technology.

Assignment Instructions

For this assignment, you will use several models and sets of questions defined in your textbook reading to analyze an ethical information technology scenario.

Case Study Link: https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/internet-ethics/resources/ai-death-and-mourning/


Perform your analysis using each of the methods below:

Part 1: Answer the following questions about your chosen scenario:

  1. Does it preserve human dignity? Does it enhance human dignity?
  2. Does it preserve the autonomy of the human?
  3. Is the data collection and processing necessary and proportional?
  4. Does it uphold the common good?

Part 2: For your particular technology, complete the following from the perspective of the designer or developer.

We want to

So that we can

Which will deliver the following benefits

To the following stakeholders

Part 3: Consider the environment of your scenario from four perspectives:

  1. Social (in the context of society and the organization culture)
  2. Technical (Consider the technical architecture and design.)
  3. Legal (Consider the legal issues that could affect the scenario.)
  4. Moral (Consider the ethical and moral factors of the scenario.)

In completing the moral perspective, rely on the utility versus invasiveness matrix and discuss it in these terms:

High utility — low invasiveness (ethical risk far outweighed by the benefit to individual or society)

High utility — high invasiveness (requires additional controls to reduce invasiveness)

Low utility — high invasiveness (needs invasiveness reduced and/or utility increased)

Low utility — low invasiveness (no value is being added to society or individuals)

After completing this systematic ethical assessment and risk impact, provide a synthesis of what you have learned and write a recommendation as to whether use of this technology should continue. Justify your recommendation through logical argument and supporting sources. You should also provide related examples that help support your recommendation. 

Assignment Requirements

  1. The paper should be 3–4 double-spaced pages.
  2. Use Times New Roman 12 pt font.
  3. Use APA formatting for paper, citations, and references.
  4. Be sure to cite your sources and provide the appropriate references.