Confronting Information Ethics in the New Millennium


College seniors graduating in 2007 live amidst a vast sea of information almost constantly accessible through increasingly convergent technologies. Students are aware that data mining for marketing, political campaigns, consumer behavior, and terrorist risk assessment is now at levels never before seen. They realize that surveillance is everywhere, from government monitoring of phone calls, emails, and international travel patterns to corporate monitoring of web-site visits, communications, physical location, and computer keystrokes. All these students have a sense of ethics and of what is right and what is wrong. But in our increasingly technology-dependent world, they have had little time or opportunity to examine how information is shaping the ethics of their age. This class published book is the result of these author's taking the time to confront some the pressing ethical issues of their age.