When Programmers are Asked to do the Unethical

Recording: When Programmers are Asked to do the Unethical, Mar 11, 2018

The world relies on software programmers, whose work can drive company behavior that’s unethical or illegal – whether helping VW cheat on emissions or assisting companies in unfair or illegal business practices. What can be done about correcting a culture that too often encourages such behavior – or is content to just look away? What recourse and protection do employees have when blowing the whistle? Does the government need to get involved, like how it regulates the financial industry?

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate