VanEaton, George wrote:
Why are computer programmers and the companies they work for equally,
legally and morally responsible for system failures and illegal activity
done with in the company?

Are programmers responsible for things such as system failures and illegal activity done in the company?

Unless the programmer deliberately causes the system failure, or performs the illegal activity, I can't see how they could be held responsible.

A good organization will have safeguards in place to prevent illegal activities ... along with QA procedures and recovery plans to protect against system failures. If the procedures & plans fail (or don't exist), then it's the companies responsibility, not the programmers.

david



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