You are enjoying your job as a summer intern in the ITdepartment of a local company. At lunch yesterday, several peoplewere discussing ethical issues.You learned that some of them belongto IT organizations that have ethical codes to guide members andset professional standards. For example, Ann, your supervisor,belongs to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), which hasover 100,000 members from more than 100 countries and a Web site atacm.org. Ann said that the ACM code of ethics is important to her,and would definitely influence her views. On the other hand, Jack,a senior programmer, believes that his own personal standards wouldbe sufficient to guide him if ethical questions were to arise.
Because you are excited about your career as an IT professional,you decide to visit ACM’s site at acm.org to examine the code ofethics and make up your own mind.After you do so, would you tend toagree more with Ann or with Jack?