[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Geoffrey Ramadan gramadan at umd.com.au
Sun Oct 15 22:38:08 AEST 2006


 From a researchers academics perspective, institutions generally 
provide independent "ethics boards" to review all proposed research 
(Though I am not sure if they apply to all disciplines, but I do know 
they exist for many medical, life sciences areas etc) to ensure issues 
you raised in your paper are considered.

Maybe IT Research departments also need to set up such a "ethics boards".

Geoffrey Ramadan

Roger Clarke wrote:
> At 01:23 PM 13/10/2006, Geoffrey Ramadan wrote:
>> I would also doubt if most "Technologist" have this level of 
>> expertise or understanding about privacy.
> In which case, they're sub-professional, and irresponsible.
> "All researchers and professionals must regard the implications of 
> their work as part and parcel of their research in and application of 
> IT. Consideration of implications needs to be integrated, not segregated"
> The quote may be old, but its importance has become even greater given 
> the enormous increase in the power of technology.
> See:
> Economic, Legal and Social Implications of Information Technology
> MIS Qtly 12,4 (December 1988) 517-9
> http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/DV/ELSIC.html

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