The Internet permeates our lives. We use it to access a vast storehouse of knowledge or to turn on our porch lights. It has given us new communications platforms and new ability to collect, store, and analyze information.
In the process, the Internet has raised a host of ethical dilemmas around privacy, the use of big data, the digital divide, the right to be forgotten, and many other topics. At the Ethics Center, we apply a framework of tested ethical approaches to issues arising from innovation. From our work with technology leaders, engineers, educators, and students on these issues, we have generated a set of articles, cases, and videos that offer practical approaches to Internet ethics.
Views from Silicon Valley Blog
Decisions about free speech and privacy
Would Brandeis have approved of the "right to be forgotten"?
On personal data, personalized advertising, and pain
How can we change online practices that lead to marketing that's both intrusive and inaccurate?