The aspiration of creating a universal code of ethics is laudable. Attempts to do so have been made repeatedly over the last 25 years, yet cultural diversity is a frequent reason against its success. There have been suggestions that professional ethics is one way of achieving the goal. Others have focused on common values across cultures, attempting to derive a universal set of values, which might comprise the essence of a universal code of ethics. In this paper professional ethics are seen as normative, yet subject to cultural diversity, and the place of values is seen as a promising way forward. A hybrid is proposed following the two-fold formula for codes of ethics, advocated by the International Federation of Information Processing. The international-localisation hybrid suggests that it is possible to achieve a common set of values, yet allow diversity through interpretations of acceptable professional behaviour.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Global Conference on Computing Ethics (GCCE) - Malaysia, Malaysia|
Duration: 04 Sep 2012 → 05 Sep 2012
|Conference||Global Conference on Computing Ethics (GCCE)|
|Period||04/09/12 → 05/09/12|