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By Jacques Berleur (auth.), Jacques Berleur, Diane Whitehouse (eds.)

Many demanding situations lie forward within the improvement of an international info society. tradition and democracy are parts that may be below specific danger. The booklet displays on present day advanced and unsure cultural and democratic advancements bobbing up due to an more and more international, technologically-connected international. particularly it specializes in the web, interpreting new metaphors for conversation, defining the problems at stake and presenting techniques, activities and strategies. one of the concerns mentioned have been: multi-cultural advancements; cultural sensitivities and the involvement of cultural minorities; new release gaps; gender concerns; expertise entry for the aged and the disabled; expertise transfer.

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This charter for citizens of the global information society aims to promote the well-being of all citizens of all nations and of cyberspace. Its principles aim to establish the rights and responsibilities of all citizens and those using electronic information and cyberspace. Although these principles are only a beginning, each is designed to address a key issue arising from the global information society and cyberspace. They require debate, addition and refmement. But they are a beginning. REFERENCES Published documents Australian Privacy Charter Council (1994), Australian Privacy Charter, Australian Privacy Charter Council, December 1994 Berleur, J.

Criminal exploitation is clearly a problem, and there are other concerns too; :foc example, the norms of human interaction are less likely to be observed in such environments. Electronic violence is in its infancy, but viruses, rumourmongering, hate-mail and mailbox bombardment are all describable phenomena, and may graduate from art-forms to techniques' (Clarke, 1996 WWWa). Although it is recognized that currently an international agreement on ethics ... is unachievable (Berleur and d'Udekem-Gevers, 1996, pp.

Situations and circumstances vary. The preamble to the charter therefore provides for justification and exceptions. This paper was prepared using the following methodology: • Placement of information about the Corfu conference and an abstract of a proposed conference paper on the Australian Computer Society's World Wide Web (WWW) page with an invitation to participate in writing the paper. • In order to identify issues and appropriate Principles, the rights and obligations set out in various ethical statements and codes were examined by the principal author.

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