The Problem: The Case of Helping the FBI
A friend of yours in the FBI has come to you with a problem. In response to the rising threat of terrorism in the US, the FBI is working at tracking those who might be illegally in the US or otherwise connected with unsavory practices. However, he is having trouble getting enough information to move the investigation ahead. Your friend has asked you to assist by releasing employee information as well as information about all of your sub-contractors and customers. While he does not have sufficient “probable cause” to justify a search warrant, you know that all things being equal at some point you could be compelled to release the information. You want to help prevent terrorism and assure that we are safe. You also feel strongly about non-documented workers.
Please complete each section of this worksheet. Some people find that writing the answers out on another page and then “cutting and pasting” them into the worksheet lets you think through the problem better.
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Be Attentive: Set the Context
- Ethical ActorThe first step is to identify the ethical actor. In a sentence identify the ethical actor for this problem.
- StakeholdersThe next step is to identify the stakeholders. List the other stakeholders for this problem.
- AssumptionsIn two or three bullet points, identify any assumptions you are making about the problem.
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