About the Ethical considerations category

Technology is often not neutral in terms of the values it promotes and ignores, and has direct and indirect consequences that can be hard to envision. Some technology may (on paper) look like a pragmatic solution to neatly solve a specific problem, but might effectively have significant detrimental ripple effects in the fabric of society - both in the short term and in the longer term.

The choices we make are never without risk, and therefore we need to make ethical considerations: we might save lives in an emergency situation, but how do we weigh that against for instance putting at risk the privacy and security of whistleblowers, anti-corruption workers and journalists. This category is reserved for ethical questions that can help guide decision makers to do the right thing.

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