Ethic issues on Software Testing

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Ethic issues on Software Testing

Postby HKerns » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:50 am

Morning.

Just a general question:

The legality in software testing?

Do you have any input on this subject?

Thanks
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Re: Ethic issues on Software Testing

Postby eValid » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:25 pm

HKerns wrote:Morning.

Just a general question:

The legality in software testing?

Do you have any input on this subject?

Thanks


Very interesting question and one that is rather far from answering questions about and/or supporting eValid users.

But a fair question.

Of course, ultimately any enthical question you may have about testing will need to brought to the attention of your legal department.

It seems to us that software testers ought to "tell the truth" about what is found out about an application.

For example, if you find that an application you are testing is collecting personal information about the user by some trick or other, then this is potentially illegal and ought to be reported.

If you were the programmer, then this kind of question clearly poses difficult choices.

See, for example, this Wikipedia article about Engineering Ethics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineering_ethics

And, here is a write-up from the IEEE.

http://theinstitute.ieee.org/static/spe ... ngineering

Lastly, we would recommend TED talks

https://www.ted.com/

For us, it is simple enough: Honesty is the best policy.


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