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dc.contributor.authorEke, Damian
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Bernd
dc.description.abstractAddressing ethical concerns is among the fundamental motivations for the development of policies and regulations for data and digital technologies. In the last few years, the European Commission has issued a number of policies, regulations and legislative proposals for socially desirable and legally compliant data governance for technologies which have ethical implications. What is not obvious, however, is whether and in what way ethics are included explicitly in the way these policies and regulations are created and implemented to address data governance challenges. Given the increasing amount of available digital data, its use for AI and other purposes and the growing amount of regulatory activity around data, this paper explores the role ethics plays in these documents. We examined eight of these documents to map the ethical concerns and justifications underlining their provisions, the ethical principles they promote and the implementation approaches recommended. Our analysis shows that the current EU data governance policy landscape can be read from an ethical perspective as being grounded in ethical thinking, typically expressed in terms of human rights, aware of likely concerns, based on well-established principles and in the process of being codified in regulation, legislation and institutions. However, the practical implementation of these principles, for instance how conflicts among these principles can be resolved, remain unclear. This is the datasets from the research; including the coding tree and analysis of the documents and policies for the researchen_UK
dc.publisherThe University of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshInformation technology -- Security measures – European Union countriesen_UK
dc.subject.lcshInformation technology -- Moral and ethical aspects – European Union countriesen_UK
dc.subject.lcshData protection – Moral and ethical aspects – European Union countriesen_UK
dc.subject.lcshInformation resources management – European Union countriesen_UK
dc.subject.lcshInformation storage and retrieval systems -- Privacy, Right ofen_UK
dc.titleEthics in the Governance of Data and Digital Technology: An analysis of European Data Regulations and Policiesen_UK
dc.subject.freeData governance, ethics, technology, EU Data regulations, human rightsen_UK
dc.subject.jacsComputer Sciences::Information systems::Data managementen_UK
dc.subject.lcT Technology::T Technology (General)en_UK
uon.divisionUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campusen_UK
uon.funder.controlledEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeSecondary data; documents, regulations and coding treeen_UK
uon.collectionmethodliterature reviewen_UK
uon.institutes-centresUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campusen_UK

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