Digital ethics

An unavoidable challenge

Our world is becoming increasingly digital. As a result, and given the climatic, economic and societal challenges, we need guidelines for ethical behaviour in the digital environment.

This research project aims to develop a digital sustainability standard and to introduce it into the societal debate and into practice.

The research project has three phases:

  • To develop an overall concept of standards for sustainable digitisation, using recognised concepts and standards in the field of ethics, and to consider how they can be linked to specific algorithms.
  • To institutionalise the standard for commercial use and evaluation with partners from industry and government.
  • To ensure the implementation of this sustainable digitisation standard, both by creating a recognised label and by promoting exchanges between the political, economic and academic worlds.