Digital ethics and trust

Simon Barrow


Like other countries, Scotland is facing difficult decisions about using digital options to maintain, provide and improve services. The Scottish Government has therefore launched a series of conversations about topics related to the digital present and future. Ekklesia has responded on questions around 'trust'. 

The purpose of the Scottish Government's recent consultation topic, to which the following comments were added by Ekklesia, has been to inform what principles and frameworks might look like to guide how the country can develop as an Ethical Digital Nation. 

Issues around culture, trust and technology are being explored in terms of the impact these have on people and society. The aim is to encourage “a fair and responsible digital society. Our focus for this conversation is trust in the use of information. We invite individuals, businesses and organisations to engage in this conversation to help us take the next steps to shape Scotland as an Ethical Digital Nation.”

Ekklesia offered brief, initial comments in the following areas, raised by other individuals, businesses and NGOs. We look forward to other conversations and consultations taking place.  

Read our response here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/sites/ekklesia.co.uk/files/digital_ethics_and_trust.pdf (*.PDF/Adobe Acrobat file)