As a system administrator, are there things that may not be obvious that should not be done ethically or legally even when instructed to do it? I am more interested in legally, what sort of actions could seriously damage your future carrier or get you in trouble with the law.
For example, is it ever not okay to delete certain types of files even when the Boss requests it?
In particular, I am wondering about the United States. Also, I am not in a situation like this at the moment, another question just got me thinking that this is information I should know.
Really, I am not trying to trigger a discussion of ethics, or complicated scenarios where it would be best to call lawyer. But a checklist, or some literature, or some laws every IT person should know about.