Some Ethical Considerations for Gov 2.0 Using Web 2.0

Sultana Lubna Alam, Richard Lucas

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The Australian Government has decided to use web 2.0 tools to engage, consult, share, and inform citizens through a program called Gov 2.0. The nature of the resulting collaborations shows that the government's aim is to become more open, participatory and accessible. This will change how those charged with carrying out the policies of the government, public servants carry out its business activities. While there are legal, procedural, social, technical, privacy, IP, policy, and cultural issues our aim here is to highlight some ethical concerns. Though early, it is envisaged that this new conjunction will give rise to additional ethical dimensions (especially role confusion ad conflict) due to the new forms of interactions and collaborations. This paper will examine some of the ethical issues for online participation and engagement using web 2.0 technologies and examine some hypothetical cases and how they might be understood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Ninth International Conferenc Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC) 2011
EditorsJinjun Chen, Wanchun Dou, Jianxun Liu Laurence T Yang, Jianhua Ma
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780769546124
ISBN (Print)9781467300063
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Symposium on Advances in Social Systems (ASS 2011) - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 12 Dec 201114 Dec 2011


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Advances in Social Systems (ASS 2011)


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