ETICA Newsletter March 2011

Ethical Issues of Emerging ICT Applications

The ETICA Project Newsletter

Focus group discussions were also incorporated in the process of identifying ethical issues. Some ethical issues were unique to particular technologies while others were cross-cutting. Below is a highlight of some of the ethical issues attributed to the identified technologies:

  privacy,
  data protection,
  intellectual property,
  security
  cultural differences
  autonomy, freedom, agency,
  responsibility, liability,
  access, digital divides
  persuasion and coercion
  power issues
  surveillance
  consequences of technology for our view of humans
  informed consent
  cost and a lot more.

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