Focus on ethics, computer crime, privacy issues. Need for legal standards.
“The personal computer has become a near necessity in modern society, and business and government have also become dependent on the computer for all manner of operations and functioning. With new opportunities come new dangers, and there are concerns today both for ethical violations in computer use and crime making use of the power of the computer. Ethics is the art of doing what is right in a societal context, and the computer user is part of such a context in the virtual world, or the world of cyberspace. Computer ethics includes everything from proper online etiquette to respect for the privacy of others. Computer crime may take place through overt theft, confidence games, and new electronic means of capturing data, creating viruses that destroy other computers, and crimes not even thought of yet.”