Ethics Repository


The CEPIS Professionalism Task Force has long recognised the importance of professional Ethics in the establishment of an ICT Profession. Adhering to professional ethical conduct is paramount to the maturation of an ICT Profession. This page contains an Ethics Repository to allow Member Societies’ access to Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, and Codes of Practice, as well as to engage in a long-term assessment of commonalities in the overarching aim of driving professionalism in ICT.

“Code of Ethics” and “Code of Conduct” are often mistakenly used interchangeably. The CEPIS Professionalism Task Force differentiates the two. Codes of Ethics are broad declarations outlining computer societies’ vision, mission, and objectives and often appear as guiding principles that are applicable to the profession as a whole. Codes of Conduct focus on professional practice and may contain enforcement rules and sanctioning processes, they are usually implemented at national level and effectively govern professional practice within the national context.


Codes of Ethics



Codes of Ethics provide high level statements on issues such as honesty, integrity, accountability, and relationships to external stakeholders, which govern an individual’s ethical conduct.

The following CEPIS Members have codes entitled Codes of Ethics:

Click on the flags below to view the corresponding code in the original language.

Croatia

Finland Germany

Hungary

Latvia Slovenia

Codes of Conduct



Codes of Conduct provide detailed statements on how a professional or practitioner executes his/her technical work in their operational environment. Codes of Conduct can relate to specific domains such as security, software engineering etc. and due to rapidly evolving technological environments are subject to change and adaptation.

The following CEPIS Members have codes entitled Codes of Conduct:

Click on the flags below to view the corresponding code in the original language.

Iceland

Ireland Malta Spain UK