Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Spring 2021)

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About the Author(s)

Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Robert Hauptman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
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Copyright Date: 2021

Table of Contents

Editorial: Truth, Distortion, and Deception
Robert Hauptman 3


“Diversity Matters”
Economic Inequality and Policy Making During a Pandemic
Mark Winston 5

My Encounters with Some Anti–USA Right-Wingers
Russell Eisenman 10


Featured Article
Corporate Data Breaches: A Moral and Legal Analysis
Richard A. Spinello 12

The Accommodative Epistemology of Big Pharma: White Coats
and Black Bottom Lines
David Henige 33

What Is Old Is New Again: What Will the Future
of the Internet Be?
James Oermann 49

Accountability of Media: Evidence from Kashmir and Casteism
in India
Shivani and Sujata Roy Abhijat 55

Plagiarism in Azerbaijan: Problems and Solutions
Rasim M. Alguliyev, Ramiz M. Aliguliyev
and Rasim Sh. Mahmudov 68

Reviews 81

Web Briefs 98

Article Alerts 103

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “The only periodical exclusively devoted to all of the issues…. Diverse topics”—Choice
  • “Noteworthy for the currency of its subject…intellectually stimulating…a fine blend of the practical and theoretical…a valuable source”—Library Journal
  • “Points to the need for thoughtful exploration of the place of information (and of librarians) in the good (‘ethical’) life, both at the individual and the social levels”—C&RL News
  • “Interesting and informative”—SRRT Newsletter
  • “Interesting mix of contributors…lengthy book reviews”—American Librarians
  • “Welcome…interesting and thought-provoking…highly recommend it for all libraries”—ALR
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  • “Courageous”—Sipapu
  • “Some of the sharpest and most stimulating essays on the subject…responds to a very real need in the field. …excellent coverage of this difficult and increasingly complicated subject…a valuable and practical tool”—InfoManage
  • “Thought-provoking columns and articles in a readable style…useful to anyone concerned with information in society. …recommended”—Special Libraries
  • “Strongly recommended”—Journal of Academic Librarianship
  • “carefully edited…provide[s] readers with full discussions on [the] issues”—Library and Information Science Annual
  • “Well-written pieces by librarians and other scholars. This thought-provoking journal should be required reading for students in library and information science programs and by practitioners and policymakers”—Magazines for Libraries.