The trade-offs between benefits and risks to society of information systems, and related issues in ethics and public policy. Topics will include safety-critical software; invasion of privacy; computer-based crime; the social effects of an always-online life; and professional ethics in the software industry. There will be an emphasis on current events relating to these topics.
14.0 credits and enrolment in a Computer Science Subject POSt. Restricted to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Computer Science or in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Management and Information Technology