Addressing Governance and Ethics in European Technology Development Projects through Scenarios

  • Aygen Kurt
  • Penny Duquenoy
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31668-5_22

Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 375)
Cite this paper as:
Kurt A., Duquenoy P. (2012) Addressing Governance and Ethics in European Technology Development Projects through Scenarios. In: Camenisch J., Crispo B., Fischer-Hübner S., Leenes R., Russello G. (eds) Privacy and Identity Management for Life. Privacy and Identity 2011. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 375. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Failures to consider the ethical aspects of technology development and design have resulted in significant negative impacts on individuals over the last decade. In consequence we have seen the emergence and growing interest in technology design movements such as “value sensitive design” and “privacy by design” aimed at specifically addressing issues of social and ethical impact. However, there is still a long way to go in raising awareness of ethical issues in technology design. This paper presents research undertaken as part of the European co-funded project “EGAIS’ which addresses precisely this issue of ethics consideration in technology development. A key component of the awareness raising initiative in technology design is the use of scenarios to prompt thinking across a range of stakeholders, and with this in mind the authors conducted a workshop at this IFIP Summer School using a scenario to stimulate discussion and promote ‘context aware’ thinking. A summary of the discussions, key points, and suggestions for further work are included here.


Technology projects design ethics privacy by design research governance Ambient Intelligence Europe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aygen Kurt
    • 1
  • Penny Duquenoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityLondonUK

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