The Centre for Information Ethics and Public Policy (CIEPP) is a not-for-profit organisation exclusively committed to the following three Objects:
to promote the study of information ethics as a fundamental domain of ethical inquiry;
to monitor and assess the societal and economic impacts of public policy on the development and use of information and communication technologies; and
to undertake or commission quality research, teaching and publishing activities or projects consistent with Objects 1 & 2.
Specifically CIEPP has long-term interests in the following areas:
retention of personal data
de-anonymisation/de-obfuscation re 'Big Data' mining
privacy issues and social networking
social exclusion through 'non-utility' approaches to digital infrastructure, including the rollout of high-speed broadband and LTE
environmentally sustainable digital infrastructures
cybercrime and cyberwarfare
In addition CIEPP is committed to 'horizon scanning' for ethical issues emerging from new developments in computing and communication technologies.
CIEPP is currently located in Symi, 85 600, Dodecanese, Greece.
2013-17: Centre based in Cwmdu, near Crickhowell, in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK.
The Centre’s Director is Dr Ian M. Kenway, a former Honorary Research Fellow in Ethics and ICT at Cardiff University (2004-19).