Ethical Dimensions of ICTs


**Coffee will be served before the workshop**

Session 299

09:00–10:45, Thursday, 15 June 2017 Room L2, ITU Montbrillant Thematic Workshop

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As technology continues to rapidly advance and billions of additional users become connected, ethical aspects of technology demand immediate attention.  Considering the extensive impact that ICTs will have on the achievement of the SDGs, discussion and tangible actions need to be taken now to ensure the use of ICTs will be beneficial to all of humanity.  In order to achieve all of the SDGs, ICTs will play a vital role but only if they are designed in an ethical framework that focuses on the role of humans and the preservation of human values.

Based on the discussion of both in situ and online participants from various global stakeholder groups, the session seeks to raise awareness of the need to consider the ethical dimensions of ICTs with a focus on security and privacy with an aim towards the use of ICTs to achieve the SDGs.


  • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Executive Director, AI-Austin and Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin.
  • Ichrak Mars, IEEE SIGHT Tunisia
  • Deepak Maheshwari, Director, Government Affairs, India & ASEAN, Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Manu Bhardwaj, IEEE Internet Initiative and Vice President for Research and Insights at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth


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