Privacy and Identity Management for Life

Volume 352 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology pp 64-77

ETICA Workshop on Computer Ethics: Exploring Normative Issues

  • Bernd Carsten StahlAffiliated withDe Montfort UniversityMiddlesex University
  • , Catherine FlickAffiliated withDe Montfort UniversityMiddlesex University


The ETICA project aims to identify emerging information and communication technologies. These technologies are then analysed and evaluated from an ethical perspective. The aim of this analysis is to suggest possible governance arrangements that will allow paying proactive attention to such ethical issues. During the ETICA workshop at the summer school, participants were asked to choose one of the 11 technologies that ETICA had identified. For each of these technologies there was a detailed description developed by work package 1 of the project. Workshop participants were asked to reflect on the ethical issues they saw as relevant and likely to arise from the technology. This paper discusses the ethical views of the workshop participants and contrasts them with the findings of the ethical analysis within the ETICA project.


ethics emerging technologies privacy evaluation norms