Technology, ethics and public debate

Emerging technologies, philosophy and public debate
Issues of interest:
how should we deal with technological risks?
what are the impacts of emerging technologies on our lives and our society?
how can we bring technological development under democratic governance?
what doe it require for modern societies to become sustainable?

I am guiding research projects on these issues and publish on it widely

Specific issues
What does privacy as fundamental right mean in the context of emerging ICT and security technologies?
Are there specific ethical issues underlying the use of nanotechnologies?
how can public policy take into account an evolving public debate on science and technology?

Have a look at this paper

About Rene von Schomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a philosopher and a STS specialist. He is currently Guest Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He holds Ph.D's from the University of Twente (NL) (Science and Technology Studies) and J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and has been with the European Commission since 1998, where he is now leading a team on Open Science. He is author/co-editor of 14 books, and establishing a global resource on Responsible Innovation. In july 2019, the 'International Handbook on Responsible Innovation. A global rescource' was published. The book brings together the work of 60 leading authors from all over the world. He is running a blog:
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1 Response to Technology, ethics and public debate

  1. Mr WordPress says:

    5 April International meeting on privacy and accountability

    Meeting in Berlin in the “Umweltforum” which gave an old church a new function

    Idea of accountability is “verifiable responsibility” Prof Charles Raab from Edinburgh university gave a detailed account of the concept

    It is far from clear how organizations can implement transparent procedures on data control and processing in place
    One should think of certified procedures authorized by third independent parties ,therefore accountability in terms of stewardship responsibility as Raab suggested is a solution.

    porgramme of the conference


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