Approaching ICT trustworthiness from an ethical perspective

Hristina Veljanova
Talks on ICT should go beyond questions of mere functionality, usability and efficiency. They should also incorporate ethical standards and considerations. Only in that way we can have more trustworthy ICT products and services.

Importance for Trustworthiness

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Talks on ICT should go beyond questions on mere functionality, usability and efficiency. They should also incorporate ethical standards and considerations regarding ICT's impact on the individual and society. 

Within the TRUESSEC.eu project, we prepared a Support study of ethical issues where we analyzed the main ethical issues and challenges that arise in relation to ICT products and services, identified potential conflicts between rights and values and provided a conceptual framework with the fundamental concepts relevant for the project.

As part of this study, there are two questions we would like to discuss with you:

  • In the Support study we have identified six normative concepts (privacy, autonomy, security, transparency, justice and responsibility/accountability). Are there any further normative requirements that we should consider when addressing the trustworthiness of ICT products and services?
  • In your opinion, where do the greatest situations of conflicts between rights and values lie?

We would very much like to hear your opinion on these questions. Become part of this debate.

 

You can find the Support study under the following link: https://truessec.eu/content/deliverable-42-support-study-ethical-issues

 

by Harald Stelzer and Hristina Veljanova (University of Graz)

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