Understanding The Code - a code of ethics is an ethical order which has been agreed by a particular group of people. The code of conduct is generally included in the social norm, but when there is a code of conduct that has a rather severe sanction, then fall into the category of legal norms.
The Code can also be interpreted as a pattern of rules, ordinances, signs, ethical guidelines in conducting an activity or employment. The code of ethics is a pattern of rules or ordinances as the Code of Conduct. The purpose of professional code of ethics in order to provide best possible services to users or customers. The existence of a code of conduct to protect the act of unprofessional
Functions Professional Code of Conduct
The code of ethics it is a means to help the executive as someone whose professional that can not damage the ethics of the profession. There are three main things that is a function of the code of professional conduct:
a) The code of ethics provides guidelines for every member of the profession on the principles of professionalism outlined. It means that the code of ethics of the profession, professional executor is able to know something that can be done and what not to do.
b) The code of ethics is a means of social control for the public on the profession concerned. It means that the professional ethics can provide a knowledge of the community to also be able to understand the importance of a profession, thereby enabling control of the implementers in employment (social circles).
c) code of ethics to prevent outside interference in professional organizations about the relationship of ethics in the membership of the profession. That meaning can be explained that the executors profession on an institution or another company should not interfere with the implementation of the profession in other agencies or companies.
In the sphere of IT, professional ethical code contains the scientific study of the principles and norms in regard to the relationship between IT professional or developer with clients, among the professionals themselves, between professional organizations and professional organizations and the government. One form a professional relationship with the client (user services) for the creation of an application program.
A professional can not create programs without restraint, there are some things that should he note as to what the program will be used by the client or user, he can guarantee the security (security) system work the application program from the parties that could disrupt the system works (eg : hacker, cracker, etc.). Informatikawan professional code of ethics is part of the ethics of the profession.
If IT professionals violated ethical codes, their moral sanction, sanksisosial, shunned, banned from his job, perhaps even removed from office.