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Social Impact of Information System Failures
June 2009 (vol. 42 no. 6)
pp. 58-65
Tetsuo Tamai, University of Tokyo
The social impact of information systems becomes visible when serious system failures occur. A case of mistyping in entering a stock order by Mizuho Securities and the following lawsuit between Mizuho and the Tokyo Stock Exchange sheds light on the critical role of software in society.
Index Terms:
Ethics, Computing milieux, Software engineering, Database management, Information technology and systems, Computers and society
Citation:
Tetsuo Tamai, "Social Impact of Information System Failures," Computer, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 58-65, June 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.199
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