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30March, 2021

BCS Warns Digital Vaccine Passports Must Not Put Everyday Rights at Risk

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Creating a portable vaccine proof by adapting an app can be achieved technically – but comes with ethical and data privacy challenges, according to BCS, The UK’s Chartered Institute for IT.

The professional body has warned a situation may result where going to leisure venues around the UK could demand as much ‘linked data’ from us […]

30March, 2021

Shafi Goldwasser Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Award

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Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 2012 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient, has been named the laureate for North America in the 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards.

The award celebrates her groundbreaking work in cryptography, which has enabled secure communication and verification […]

26February, 2021

IFIP WG 9.10 Members Win International Cyber Security Competition

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Three members of IFIP Working Group 9.10 (ICT Uses in Peace and War) were part of a team that won the Strategy and Policy track of the Global Cyberpeace Challenge 2.0. The team comprised Dr Brett van Niekerk, Dr Trishana Ramluckan, Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling, and a master’s candidate.

The team was multi-disciplinary, with Dr […]

26February, 2021

IITPSA Says Failure to Patch and Update Software a Noteworthy Fail

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ICT professionals, security and governance teams have a duty of care to ensure that the systems people depend on are properly patched and updated, and failure to do so might be seen as a failure of both ethics and internal controls.

So says the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), which was responding to […]

28January, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: IFIP Launches Global Code of Ethics for ICT Sector

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Code Sets New Standards for Ethical and Professional Conduct by ICT Practitioners

Thursday 28 January 2021 – IFIP, the global professional body for people working in the ICT sector, today announced the launch of its new Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

IFIP President, Professor Mike Hinchey, said the new Code of Ethics provides a much-needed global […]

23December, 2020

EU Member States Sign Berlin Declaration

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Declaration a Proposal for Digital Transformation Promoting Inclusion and Participation

On Tuesday 8 December, the EU Member States signed the Berlin Declaration on Digital Society and Value-Based Digital Government. The proposal aims to fuel “the pioneering role of public administrations in driving a value-based digital transformation of our European societies”. The Berlin Declaration succeeds the earlier declarations of […]

23December, 2020

IITPSA President Takes the Reins at AfICTA

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The President and Board Chair of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), Thabo Mashegoane, has been elected Chair of the Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA).

Aa private sector-led alliance of ICT Associations, multinational corporations, companies, organisations and individuals in the ICT sector in Africa, AfICTA aims to fulfil the promise of the digital age […]

26November, 2020

ICS Re-Elects Mike Hinchey as President, Appoints Mary Cleary as Secretary-General

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The Irish Computer Society has re-elected Professor Mike Hinchey as its President for a third consecutive year and announced the appointment of Mary Cleary as Secretary-General.

Professor Hinchey, who is also President of IFIP, has a long and distinguished record of service within ICS. He served as both Vice President and Treasurer before being elected as […]

26November, 2020

Australian Human Rights Commission Calls for Guardrails Around AI Systems

By |November 26th, 2020|Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

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 […]

29October, 2020

IFIP Announces New Fellows

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IFIP proudly congratulate its newest Fellows – 12 outstanding ICT professionals who were confirmed in their election to the elevated grade by the IFIP General Assembly last month.

IFIP President, Mike Hinchey, said this was only the second cohort of IFIP Fellows to be named.

“Each of these individuals has achieved impressive professional expertise and standing, as […]