‘Social, Ethical and Legal Issues’
(with C Prins &W Singaga) in Satish Jha and Leon Strous (Eds) Ifip Witfor 2007: ICT for Development and Prosperity (2007) Ifip Press, 145 – 159
Posted: 15 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2007
In a rather short period of a little over a decade, information and communication technologies have become ubiquitous in the western world. In the early 1990s, few people had heard of email or the Internet. Ten years later, these technologies have become institutionalized and common-place. It is hard to grasp the influence of this on society. But in more ways than one, the world functions differently from about couple decades ago. This affects the laws, social development and ethical notions. A glance at recent developments in developing countries shows that ICTs are slowly starting to play a key role in economic and social change. If the experiences of the western world are any guide, the rise of ICT in developing countries will also have a fundamental influence on ethics, regulatory challenges and social life.This chapter focuses on ethical, legal and social aspects of the introduction and use of ICT in developing countries.
Keywords: ICT, Developing Countries, Social, Ethical, Legal, Aspects, IFIP WITFOR
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