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Homework #3: Lecture 4 and 5

Question 1: (2 points) From the book, list three clauses (clause number and text) in the Software Engineering Code of Ethics related to Privacy issues Clause 1.03 Approve software only if they have a well-founded belief that it is safe, meets specifications,passes appropriate tests, and does not diminish quality of life, diminish privacy or harmthe environment. The ultimate effect of the work should be to the public good. Clause 2.05 Keep private any confidential information gained in their professional work, where such confidentiality is consistent with the public interest and consistent with the law. Clause 3.12 Work to develop software and related documents that respect the privacy of those who will be affected by that software. Question 2: (2 points) List three clauses in the Software Engineering Code of Ethics (other than the ones identified in the lecture notes) that reflect Kantianism and explain how they are related to Kantianism.

Clause 3.12 Work to develop software and related documents that respect the privacy of those who will be affected by that software. This clause relates to Kantianism as it talks about respecting the privacy of other people. Clause 6.09 Take responsibility for detecting, correcting, and reporting errors in software and associated documents on which they work. This clause relates to Kantianism being responsible for your own fault is acting morally for the good of other people. Clause 7.03 Credit fully the work of others and refrain from taking undue credit This clause relates to Kantianism as by doing this act means respecting others for their work.
Question 3: (2 points) List at least two clauses in the Software Engineering Code of Ethics that are upheld and two which may be violated by a whistleblower? Clauses upheld by a whistleblower: Clause 1.03 Approve software only if they have a well-founded belief that it is safe, meets specifications, passes appropriate tests, and does not diminish quality of life, diminish privacy or harmthe environment. The ultimate effect of the work should be to the public good. Clause 1.04 Disclose to appropriate persons or authorities any actual or potential danger to the user, the public, or the environment, that they reasonably believe to be associated with software or related documents.

Clauses violated by a whistleblower: Clause 2.05 Keep private any confidential information gained in their professional work, where such confidentiality is consistent with the public interest and consistent with the law. Clause 2.09 Promote no interest adverse to their employer or client, unless a higher ethical concern is being compromised; in that case, inform the employer or another appropriate authority of the ethical concern. Question 4: (1 point) The process giving someone the legal right to practice a profession is called licensing a. b. c. d. certification. Licensing matriculation. professional development.

Question 5: (1 point) Which of the following is NOT one of the characteristics of a mature profession? Mandatory drug testing

a. code of ethics b. licensing c. mandatory drug testing d. Professional development

Question 6: (1 point) A Tax Attorney, who is an associate in the Tax department of XYZ represents Mr. X in a matter before the IRS. A Lawyer, a partner in the Litigation Department of XYZ, has been approached by Paula to sue Mr. X because she was seriously injured when Mr. Xs dog attacked her. Would the Lawyer be subject to disciplinary actions if he takes Paulas case? a. Yes, unless Lawyer and Tax Attorney are screened from each other b. Yes, unless Client and Paula give informed consent to the representation c. No, because the matters are not substantially related d. No, because the lawyers are in different departments and are unlikely to share information

Question 7: (1point) According to Michael McFarland, a team of engineers has more moral accountability than any of its members.

a. has more moral accountability than any of its members.

b. has less moral accountability than any of its members. c. has the same amount of moral accountability as its members. d. should always designate a single person to be the ethical watchdog.