Managing Risk Across Borders: ethical implications of engaging information technology for transboundary disaster collaboration

Abstract

This paper explores the ethical concerns that planners and responders face as they work with these collaborative information technologies to engage with data from other organisations, based in different data frameworks, socio-political priorities, goals, and cultures of risk. It draws on the ethical impact assessment of a cross-border collaborative crisis planning platform currently under development in the H2020 project IN-PREP to examine ethical tensions around equity, inclusion, diversity, solidarity, accountability and transparency. It discusses the consequences of such design foci for an agency’s ability to notice ethical risks that emerge from working in diversity.

Authors

Katrina Petersen

Date Published

May 22, 2019