By Jacques Berleur (auth.), Jacques Berleur, Diane Whitehouse (eds.)
Many demanding situations lie forward within the improvement of a world details society. tradition and democracy are parts that could be below specific probability. The ebook displays on cutting-edge complicated and unsure cultural and democratic advancements bobbing up due to an more and more worldwide, technologically-connected international. specifically it makes a speciality of the net, analyzing new metaphors for communique, defining the problems at stake and providing concepts, activities and recommendations. one of the matters mentioned have been: multi-cultural advancements; cultural sensitivities and the involvement of cultural minorities; new release gaps; gender concerns; know-how entry for the aged and the disabled; know-how transfer.
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22. Commission of the European Communities, Employment, Growth and Competitiveness, Brussels, December 5th, 1993, COM(93), 700 p final. Published as a book: Jacques Delors, Pour entrer dans le XXIeme siecle. (Emploi-Croissance et Competitivite. Le Livre blanc de Ia Commission des Communautes Europeennes), Paris, Michel Lafon- Ramsay, 1994. Gonzales d'Aicantara, Information Overflow - Problem Solving Methodology, in: Information Processing '94, vol. , Proceedings of the IFIP 13th World Computer Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 28 August 2 September, 1994, North-Holland 1994, IFIP Transactions A-53, p.
The main risks to cyberspace security relate to insertion of false data; release or insertion of harmful software programs; destruction of valuable data and programs; manipulation and/or disruption of computer and communication systems; and misuse by, for example, information brokers, private detectives, foreign embassies and organized crime. Cybercrime must be punished in the same way as all other criminal activity and be subject to the laws of nations. In addition to ethics directly related to electronic information and cyberspace, the information technology and communication industries need to consider issues like the environment (like manufacture and disposal of equipment, use of electricity and other resources) and to promote sustainable economic and social development.
Data-matching schemes have experienced a range of difficulties due to issues like data accuracy, integrity, administrative errors and much lower cost-benefit ratios than claimed at the outset. Multimedia and convergence of new technologies allow unprecedented opportunities for invasion of individual privacy and surveillance of populations or target groups. When data items held in various formats are combined highly intrusive personal information is easily assembled and disseminated. Even if 22 Part One Ethics informed consent is given each time personal data is collected by individual agencies it is unlikely that citizens will be fully informed about or aware of the detailed profiles that can be obtained from combined data (for example, linkages cf visual images through photo licences, personal relationships through close circuit television (CCTV), and transactional data - non-anonymous payment of tolls and transport fares with computer records of addresses, health and financial data).
An Ethical Global Information Society: Culture and democracy revisited by Jacques Berleur (auth.), Jacques Berleur, Diane Whitehouse (eds.)