Ethics as enabler for digital succes

Digital ethics enable organisations to utilize digital technologies in a responsible manner. In a quickly transforming world, digital ethics are essential to maintain the trust of users, consumers, and citizens. 

Being compliant is not enough for digital transformations and innovative uses of technologies. Organisations are increasingly, and publicly, held accountable for their use of data and digital technology. This leads to costly reputational damage. 

Considerati is the partner for organisations that want to use digital technologies in a trustworthy manner. We call this: Responsible Tech. 


How do we support organisations with digital ethics? 

Organisations are increasingly confronted with undefined or vague expectations of what ethical and socially acceptable uses of digital technologies are. Compliance with existing legislations, often ill-fitted to digital technologies, is hard. And when it is not, the shifting attitudes of clients, stakeholders, and the media, make it hard to determine acceptable use of digital technologies. 

With 15 years of experience advising clients on this topic, Considerati helps organisations to find their way out of this maze of regulations, societal expectations, and stakeholder interests.  


We help organisations leveraging digital ethics on an organisational level and for concrete development and deployments initiative.  On each level the starting point is a broad assessment including risks and challenges, stakeholders, and applicable regulations: 

  • The Digital Ethics & Risk scan provides an overview of the biggest opportunities and risks related to digital ethics and technology in your organisation. This provides guidance for implementing digital ethics in your organisation. 
  • The AI Impact Assessment identifies legal and ethical risks related to a specific product or service that need to be addressed during the development and deployment of the application.  


Organisational level 

The DNA of your organisation should also inform your vision and principles related to responsible innovation with data and digital technologies. This moral compass, together with an assessment of compliance and reputational risks, informs the necessary elements for a digital ethics framework tailored to your organisation. 

  • Principles for technology and innovation provides guidance to develop and deploy digital technologies in your organisation according to your values and principles. This enables your teams to identify and resolve ethical issues during development and in line with your values. 
  • The Digital Ethics framework operationalises the governance of digital ethics based on your vision and your organisational context. It defines roles, responsibilities, and procedures to implement digital ethics in your organisation. 


Technology and product level

User, customers, or citizens interact with your technology through products and services. This makes it essential to identify and mitigate risks during the development of a new application. This enables your teams to design positive-sum solutions for your organisation and your stakeholders. 

  • An Ethics dialogue during development or implementation of digital technology helps your teams to identify ethical issues at the earliest stage. Potential value tensions with your principles and values can be identified and addressed.  
  • Value sensitive design interventions are a collection of interventions that can be used to transform the insights of the ethics dialogue to solutions that can be implemented by your teams. We support and facilitate these interventions and can train your teams.  



Digital ethics are a new way of thinking about digital impact and trust for many organisations. Before your teams can apply this to their work, they need to be trained to use this new perspective. We organise several programs for various audiences: 

  • Introduction to digital ethics 
  • Digital ethics for public organisations 
  • Digital ethics for lawyers and privacy professionals 
  • Digital ethics for data scientists 

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Overview of services

Regulatory Impact Assessment

Gain insight in how policy developments affect your business operations, which strategic choices can be made, and what the consequences are. Determine your policy position early and make better strategic choices.

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Digital Ethics & Risks Quickscan

Do you lack understanding and control over the (ethical) risks relating to technology used in your organization? Considerati’s Digital Ethics & Risk scan gives you an overview of the internal and external risks related technology use. This allows you to manage these risks and continue to innovate with confidence.

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Digital Ethics Framework

Merely awareness of the impact of technology is not enough to make a difference. To integrate digital ethics in your organization, requires clear policies, processes, and responsibilities. With the Considerati Digital Ethics Framework, your organization has a clear framework to implement and evaluate digital ethics in your organization.

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Communication of Innovations

We provide strategic communication advice to explain use of data, algorithms and AI, to foster public support.

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Policy Prototyping

The faster (technological) developments take place, the greater the chance that laws and regulations will no longer be appropriate. By proactively designing and testing policies, you can gain a better understanding of the effect of policies on your customers and business operations.

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AI Impact Assessment

New applications of digital technology can have unwanted and unforeseen effects for your organization, stakeholders, and society. With the AI Impact assessment, you get insight into the risks related to a new application so that you can be in control and innovate in line with your risk appetite.

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Principles for technology & innovation

Clear principles help your organization to solve issues in a uniform way. This saves time, ensures that your mission and vision are recognizable, and reduces the risk of incidents and reputational damage.

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Value Sensitive Design

With Value Sensitive Design methods, you can take into account the legal expectations and stakeholder perspectives during development. This prevents delays, inefficient workarounds, and makes your applications more attractive to everyone.

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Digital Ethics Officer

A Digital Ethics Officer connects technical, management and legal roles. Through co-creation sessions, an information desk, or process guidance, we support the dialogue between different roles. We  translate core values, legal requirements, and the perspective of the data scientist in an accessible way for everyone.

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Digital ethics workshop

Recognizing ethical aspects of digital technology enables your organization to innovate responsible and prevent issues later on. We organize accessible workshops raise awareness and enable your organization to identify ethical issues.

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Ethics dialogue

Do your stakeholders support your innovation? New technologies can raise questions and create resistance. By involving (the perspectives) of stakeholders, you can get a better understanding of the different perspectives and expectations that exist related to your technology. This enables you to innovate more successfully and increase trust in the design phase.

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