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Emerging Tech CEOs’ Guide to Developing a Digital Ethics Code of Conduct Framework

Published: 07 February 2019

ID: G00379043

Analyst(s): Barika Pace


Technology innovation too often outpaces the speed of regulatory compliance, leaving emerging technology firms left to address digital ethics concerns without much guidance. Tech CEOs must anticipate digital ethics dilemmas and create a culture of data ethics to prevent performance disruption.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Digital Ethics Code of Conduct — in Concert With Legal, Compliance and HR Professionals — That Articulates a Shared Understanding of the Values Desired
    • The Question of Safety
    • The Question of Privacy
    • The Question of Responsibility
  • Develop Supporting Policies and Statements That Account for Responsibility, Obligations and a Defined Retaliatory-Free Escalation Process
  • Lead the Dialogue on Digital Ethics by Crafting a Strategy That Leads to Implementation and Adoption by Employees

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