We built our Ethics in Technology Assessment (ETA) programme to help businesses go a little deeper in safeguarding stakeholders from the ethical risks associated with technology. ETA offers an independent and rigorous assessment of your digital conduct and processes and identifies strengths and weaknesses to help you address risks and become a digitally ethical brand. 

The assessment is designed to provide a high-level but rounded view of the state of digital ethics in your organisation. The framework consists of five building blocks:                                                                                      

  • Use of data: This goes beyond regulatory compliance to fair practices in handling and managing clients’ data   
  • Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and algorithms: Guidance and embedded good practice in the use of AI and algorithms   
  • Democratisation of digital skills: Removing the fear of unknown complex technology by making product information and learning accessible to interested parties and clients   
  • Employee enablement: Employee engagement and understanding of new technologies, and levels of corporate handholding to enable them to do their jobs better, and use advanced technologies considerately and productively   
  • Culture and mindset: The extent of adoption of ethical digital practices across the organisation, from leadership teams making strategic decisions, to employees working in front- and back offices. 

At the end of the six-week assessment period you’ll get an actionable and impartial assessment of where you are in your journey to being a digitally ethical business, as well as clarity on what to do to improve and/or mitigate risks.  

Technology vendors are already seeing the need for ETA, with their clients having started to ask questions about their algorithms and use of data. We are delighted to be working with a number of them already.

Head to the service page for a more in-depth outline, or get in touch to find out more about getting started on your ETA programme. 

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