Professionalism in ICT

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 […]

30January, 2021

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

IFIP, the global professional body for people working in the ICT sector, has 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 standard for the fast-moving technology […]

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 […]

28August, 2020

ACS launches microCredentials

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ACS (Australian Computer Society) has launched microCredentials which recognise pre-existing knowledge, skills, and experience in cyber security.

MicroCredentials validate achievements against a set of internationally-recognised skills which align to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), the most commonly-used ICT competency framework defining the skills required to perform job roles across all aspects of the technology industry.

The Cyber Security microCredentials framework […]

29June, 2020

Top remote worker cyber risks and solutions

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) outlines safer online meeting and home network measures

Home-based workers are at increased risk of cyber attack, but there are several measures they can take to reduce risk.

This is according to Bryan Baxter, a corporate IT business development manager and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was […]

27March, 2020

IFIP IP3 Seeks Input to the Global Policy Framework for Responsible AI: Principle 3 – Transparency and Explainability

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AI and algorithmic decision-making will over time bring significant benefits to many areas of our human endeavours. The proliferation of AI systems imbued with increasingly complex mathematical modelling and machine learning algorithms are being integrated in virtually every sector of the economy and society, to support and in many cases undertake more autonomous decisions and […]

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 […]

20December, 2019

ICT Professionals: Skills Opportunities and Challenges 2019 EU Update

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A new report predicts an additional 395,000 new jobs in ICT occupations by 2030. Portugal and Lithuania are expected to see the highest rates of growth (57 per cent) followed by Ireland, Poland, Estonia and Bulgaria (29 per cent) – far above the predicted EU average of 11 per cent.

CEDEFOP, the independent EU agency for developing skills […]

29November, 2019

YOUTH IGF SUMMIT: 11 DEMANDS OF YOUTH

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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 […]