This is a case study for my ethics class:
Late one afternoon, as Jonathan (IT manager) was investigating the accounting package, he came upon another interesting situation. It turned-out that Jonathan had access to all the system data for the past year. SSS CA was one of the leading tax practices in the city, and a number of prominent business people used the firm to prepare their taxes. Curiosity got the better of him, and Jonathan started flipping through some of the files.
Is it illegal for him to browse through these files? Does it violate most company code of ethics? To be honest, I don't think he isn't doing anything wrong (coming from someone who has no industry experience). The only time that he might be doing something wrong is if he shares the information. Am I right or wrong? Cheers.