Issue No. 06 - June (2009 vol. 42)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2009.199
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.
Ethics, Computing milieux, Software engineering, Database management, Information technology and systems, Computers and society
T. Tamai, "Social Impact of Information System Failures," in Computer, vol. 42, no. , pp. 58-65, 2009.