In the recent times, a great change has been observed in the field of the information technology and as a result of these changes, a large number of the changes have also cropped in the rules of the competition. And also with the changing of these rules in the competition and with the increase in the application of the computers – all this has given birth to a number of the ethical and social dilemmas.
Now at this point it becomes very much necessary to understand the meaning of ‘Ethics’ to have an in – depth under – standing of the information systems and the quality. ‘Ethics’ refers to the system or the code of the morals of a particular person, religion, group or professions. ‘Ethical’ refers to having to do with the ethics or the morality of or conforming to the moral standards of the conduct of the given profession or the group.
Griffin in 1990, formulated the person’s ethics through the operation of the five key fundamental forces in the individual’s environment viz,
1. Family influences
2. Peer influences
4. Values and morals
5. Situational factors