Our work

What we do

Research and consulting about social, ehtical and legal impact

in new technologies. 

Eticas is an SME working on the social, ethical and legal impact of security policy, innovation and technology development, as well as the interaction between changing societal values, engineering possibilities and fundamental rights. Founded in 2012 as a university spin-off, Eticas analyses the contextual factors that can and should guide technological development and implementation. Our work emphasizes an understanding of the broader issues linked to trust and acceptability, legal compliance, social externalities, and ethics.

OUR FRAMEWORK

We provide integral solutions and advice in areas related to

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Research

At Eticas, we conduct research on the interactions between technology and society. We have experience in: Migration and technology, borders and biometrics, access rights and effective data protection, participation tools, smart cities, privacy enhancing technologies.

Methodology

Consulting

At Eticas, we help companies understand how to govern data ethically and responsibly. Effective and responsible data management is critical for the success of any company. We provide guidance for the appropriate treatment of data – from setting up new services and policies, to assessing their acceptability, and auditing systems from an ethical perspective.

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Cities

At Eticas, we support cities with the development and execution of responsible data strategies. Local authorities must promote responsible data treatment while providing examples of best practices. Eticas help cities solve issues related to Control, Algorithmic Discrimination, Data Strategies, Empowerment, Data Privacy Compliance, Data Directive

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Products

We are developing products that will help safeguard the privacy and integrity of your data. Responsible apps, Faraday cages, privacy-enhancing data ecosystems for small organisations and private messaging solutions

We provide integral solutions and advice in areas related to

Big Data and Open Data

ETHICAL TECHNOLOGIES

TECHNOLOGY FOR PRIVACY

Cybersecurity

IMPACT ASSESSMENT

SECURE SOCIETIES

Smart cities

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

DATA SOCIETY ECONOMY

METHODOLOGY

The relationship between technology and society is not easy to assess. Societies are fascinated by new technologies, and this has a profound impact on how we relate to them and assess their risks. Moreover, due to the lack of proper public debate, technologies are often seen and experienced as ‘black boxes’. In this context of poor information and high expectations, assessing how technologies impact our societies in the short, medium and long terms is a constant challenge.

 

Fundamental values and rights such as trust, dignity, autonomy, the presumption of innocence, the due process of law or freedom of movement and expression can be directly and indirectly impacted by technological developments. These externalities need to be taken into account and measures must be taken to minimise their negative effects.

At Eticas we can help you with

Research

Academic research on the interaction between different technologies and data solutions and broader social processes

Design

Design and analysis of focus groups and other qualitative research methods

Understanding

Understanding and forecasting the interaction between technology and society

Mapping

Mapping positive and negative externalities

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