25 Oct 2017
SW testing, IT and Information Ethics: Question the unquestioned
This special session is a session mixed with a “house-of-commons-like” debate about ethics.
Nathalie will discuss the “ethical conduct of IT”, and its users; this session is guaranteed
to be food for thought. The session gives the attendee insight in the world of privacy and sensitive data: what it is, what is permitted and what not.
About 7 years ago Nathalie got an interest in (software testing) ethics and in extension interested in (non-)ethical behaviour around collection of data. She’ll consider how governments and enterprises are mining information and how they use this to steer society n a certain direction. She’ll make the attendee aware of the dangers of giving data away in whatever form.
It’s time now to realise that especially our community, as ‘guardians of quality’ take a more active role in truly protecting a society that is defined as an ‘information society’ or at least are aware of
the dangers and speak up! We need to make sure that software isn’t released with (mandatory) use of data that isn’t needed for the use of that particular system or company.
Three key learning points:
- Awareness on (un)ethical use of (personal)data
- Debate on what is ethical conduct in relation to data and testing
- Wake people up to the new digital connectiveness and its possibility to exclude or include groups/people of our society