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The Precautionary Principle in a World of Digital Dependencies
June 2009 (vol. 42 no. 6)
pp. 50-56
Wolter Pieters, University of Twente
André van Cleeff, University of Twente
As organizations become deperimeterized, a new paradigm in software engineering ethics becomes necessary. We can no longer rely on an ethics of consequences, but might instead rely on the precautionary principle, which lets software engineers focus on creating a more extensive moral framework.

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Index Terms:
Deperimeterization, Cloud computing, Digital dependencies, Software engineering, Ethics
Citation:
Wolter Pieters, André van Cleeff, "The Precautionary Principle in a World of Digital Dependencies," Computer, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 50-56, June 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.203
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