Soft Ethics and the Governance of the Digital and the General Data Protection Regulation

18 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2018

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Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Date Written: October 15, 2018

Abstract

The article discusses the governance of the digital as the new challenge posed by technological innovation. It then introduces a new distinction between soft ethics, which applies after legal compliance with legislation, such as the General Data Protection regulation in the European Union, and hard ethics, which precedes and contributes to shape legislation. It concludes by developing an analysis of the role of digital ethics with respect to digital regulation and digital governance.

Keywords: Data Governance, Digital Ethics, General Data Protection Regulation, Soft Ethics

Suggested Citation

Floridi, Luciano, Soft Ethics and the Governance of the Digital and the General Data Protection Regulation (October 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3266790 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3266790

Luciano Floridi (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

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