26November, 2020

Australian Human Rights Commission Calls for Guardrails Around AI Systems

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Australia’s Human Rights Commission has released a report highlighting the potential dangers of using artificial intelligence to make decisions around human rights, saying in-built biases could lead to unlawful and discriminatory outcomes.

The Commission’s new report, Addressing the problem of algorithmic bias, examines the interaction between human rights – specific equality and non-discrimination – and artificial intelligence […]

30September, 2020

IFIP Adopts New Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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At the virtual IFIP General Assembly (GA) held on 24th September 2020, the GA enthusiastically adopted a new IFIP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.  

The Code has been adapted from the ACM Code of Ethics published previously, which itself had been through many years of consultation and development with members of IFIP, IEEE and other […]

30July, 2020

BCS Calls for an Informed Debate in Wake of Huawei 5G Ban

By |July 30th, 2020|Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has called for an informed debate about the merits of developing local 5G capability in the wake of the British Government’s ban on using Huawei technology in the 5G network. 

Back in January, the Government announced Huawei could play a limited role in the 5G network. However, it has now […]

29June, 2020

IP3 to Host Thematic Workshop at WSIS Forum Next Month

By |June 29th, 2020|Ethics, Events, IFIP, WSIS|0 Comments

IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) will host a Thematic Workshop at the WSIS Forum in July, posing the question: Living the Standard – How Can the Information and Knowledge Society Live to an Ethical and FAIR Standard and Leave Nobody Behind?

To be held on Wednesday 15th July at noon (CEST), the workshop will be […]

29June, 2020

AICA Awards ETIC Prizes for Computer Ethics Theses

By |June 29th, 2020|Ethics|0 Comments

AICA (Italian Society for Computer Science) has partnered with Rotary International to present the annual ETIC Prizes for excellence in the field of computer ethics research.

The awards ceremony, held online on 18th June 2020, saw eight students receive prizes for their dissertations. 

AICA has cooperated with the Italian Districts of the Rotary International to promote the […]

26February, 2020

BCS Warns that AI Risks having Bias and Discrimination ‘Hard-Wired’ In

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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has warned that a lack of diversity in teams developing artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to in-built bias and discrimination in its decisions.

The comments are featured in a new report by the Committee for Standards in Public Life (CSPL), which examines whether the existing frameworks and regulations around machine learning […]

29January, 2020

BCS Welcomes New Code of Practice for Children’s Privacy

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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has welcomed the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Code of Practice to protect children’s privacy online

The Age Appropriate Design Code (published 22 January) outlines 15 standards that online services should meet.

Dr Bill Michell OBE, Director of Policy at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT said: “Embedding ethical IT practice across services like […]

29November, 2019


By |November 29th, 2019|Ethics, Events, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

Whose Internet is this? And how can we design it together for the benefit of all?

Questions about participation and the economic, ecological and social sustainability of the Internet are mobilising young people all over the world. They also play a central role at the Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations (IGF), which is taking […]

29September, 2019

IFIP WG8.6 Working Conference December 2020

By |September 29th, 2019|Ethics, IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP WG8.6 is planning to organise its next conference on the theme, “Re-Imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation”.

To be held at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India from 17-19 December 2020, the conference will focus on understanding the diffusion and adoption of emerging information technologies and systems which […]

29April, 2019

CLEI Latin American Computing Conference Moves to Panama

By |April 29th, 2019|Ethics|0 Comments

The Latin American Center for Computing Studies (CLEI) has announced that the 2019 Latin American Computing Conference will be held in Panama from 30 September – 3 October.  An annual event organised by CLEI since 1974, the conference rotates amongst Latin American countries and was last held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The conference brings together hundreds […]