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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

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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 […]

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 […]

29October, 2020

BCS Launches New Group for Racial Diversity

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Embrace – a new specialist group for racial diversity was launched this month by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to support IT professionals from ethnic minorities and to advise BCS on diversity matters.

Nzube Ufodike, the new group’s chair, said: “We are very pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Embrace and are looking forward […]

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 […]

30September, 2020

Anti-Covid: Informatics against Covid-19

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The Internet Workshop Anti-Covid took place over two days from 22 to 23 June 2020. The goal was to initiate and integrate activities aiming at overcoming the problems concerning Covid-19 by using ICT tools and methods.

The scope was fairly comprehensive and comprised the following topics:

Computing support for understanding Covid-19 and its implications (modelling and […]