Critique this situation with respect to Bartonâ€™s job. What recommendations would you have for him? Should the company get involved with the research? Explain your answers.
Suppose a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research firm is approached by the state legislature and asked to provide data about vehicle movement within the state for all cars with a satellite tracking mechanism. Based on the movement of the cars over a certain time, the police can decide when a car was speeding. They intend on using this data to send speeding tickets to those who moved too far, too fast. If you are the research firm, would you supply the data? Discuss the ethical implications of the decision.