Ethical dilemma scenarios and emerging technologies

David Wright, Rachel Finn, Raphael Gellert, Serge Gutwirth, Philip Schütz, Michael Friedewald, Silvia Venier, Emilio Mordini

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This paper posits that ethical dilemma scenarios are a useful instrument to provoke policy makers and other stakeholders, to including industry, in considering the privacy, ethical, social and other implications of new and emerging technologies. It describes a methodology for constructing and deconstructing such scenarios and provides four such scenarios in an orthogonal relationship with each other. The paper describes some different, but closely related scenario construction-deconstruction methodologies, which formed the basis for the methodology adopted in the European Commission-funded PRESCIENT project. The paper makes the point that in ethical dilemma scenarios, it is not immediately apparent what choices policy makers should select. Hence, there is a need for undertaking a privacy and ethical impact assessment and engaging stakeholders in the process to identify and discuss the issues raised in the scenarios.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)325-336
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
StatusPublished - 30 dec 2013

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