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20 Types of Technology Ethics

 , December 14, 2016
Technology ethics are principles that can be used to govern technology including factors such as risk management and individual rights. The following are common areas of technology ethics.

Access Rights

Access to empowering technology as a right or freedom.


The rules of accountability for decisions made by technology.

Digital Rights

Protection of intellectual property rights, privacy and personality rights.


How to govern technologies that have potential to damage shared resources.

Existential Risk

Technologies that represent a threat to global quality of life or extinction of advanced life on earth.


Technology provides tools that can be used to monitor and control societies raising broad questions related to freedom.

Health & Safety

Health and safety risks posed by technologies.

Human Enhancement

Human genetic engineering and human-machine integration.

Human Judgement

When do decisions require human judgement and when can they be automated?


When does automation decrease quality of life?

Permanent Records

Retention of personally identifiable information.

Precautionary Principle

Who decides that a new technology is safe?


Protection of privacy rights.


What due diligence is required to ensure information security?

Self Modifying Technology

The unpredictable nature of certain types of artificial intelligence such as recursive self-improvement.

Self Replicating Technology

Are self replicating systems likely to become grey goo?

Technology Predictability

Questions around algorithms and artificial intelligence that humans may view as largely unpredictable and cryptic. For example, is it a violation of due diligence for an organization to implement technologies that it doesn't understand?

Technology Proliferation

Ethics, governance and risk management tend to lag the spread of a new technology.

Technology Transparency

Transparency is the practice of clearly explaining how a technology works and what data it collects.

Terms Of Service

Ethics related to legal agreements such as terms of service.

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