Centre for Information Ethics and Public Policy



(see also Useful Links)


African Network for Information Ethics

Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR)

BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Big Brother Watch

British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA)

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Cyber-Rights and Cyber-Liberties

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIRP)

Privacy International



Surveillance Studies Network


University of Wales, Newport: Information Security and Privacy


International Conventions

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms


UK Acts of Parliament and Bills

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (abbrev. DRIP)

Digital Economy Act 2010

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (abbrev. RIPA)

Terrorism Act 2000

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Data Protection Act 1998

Computer Abuse Act 1990

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (abbrev. CDPA)



A Question of Trust - Report of the Investigatory Powers Review by David Anderson Q.C. (June 2015)

Report on the Surveillance Society for the Information Commissioner (UK) by the Surveillance Studies Network

Backgound Report of the WSIS Working Group on Internet Governance

Britain's Superfast Broadband Future (Dept of Culture, Media and Sport)

Broadband for all - an alternative vision (House of Lords Communications Commitee First Report)


Joint Statements

Joint Declaration on Data Retention


Educational Resources

Ethics in Computing

Ethics in Cyberspace

International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE)

IT Ethics - Student Resources

Tavani Bibliography of Computing, Ethics, and Social Responsibility

Privacy and Human Rights: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Practices

EPIC Publications

IWS - The Information Warfare Site

Legal Match — Lawyer Library: Guide to Cyberspace Law


BBC Radio 4 Digital Human



Select Bibliography


Papers on Information Ethics (select)

Moral Psychology and Information Ethics: Psychological Distance and the Components of Moral Action in a Digital World (Charles R. Crowell)

Information Ethics: On the Philosophical Foundation of Computer Ethics (Luciano Floridi)

Controversy and Charity: The Disembodiment of Religion in Cyberspace (Ian Kenway)

IT and Genetics Research: A Few Observations (Ian Kenway)

Could Do Better? Hegemony and Freedom in Cyberspace (Ian Kenway)

Internet Governance (Ian Kenway)

Only Connect: Broadband Provision and Social Inclusion (Ian Kenway)