Journal of Information Ethics
In her exemplary book The Ethical Archivist, Elena S. Danielson devotes a chapter to professional ethics codes and points out that “[m]any informed observers do not feel that complying with the law has any place in a statement on ethics since laws enforce existing power relationships, which may be unfair.” (p.45) I will argue that including civil disobedience principles in ethics codes may be preferable to rejecting legal compliance as a consideration.
Mitchell, W. Bede.
"A Note on Civil Disobedience and Professional Ethics Codes."
Journal of Information Ethics, 22 (2): 61-65.