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.  

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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. 

  • Vision 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 data ethics 
  • Data ethics for public organisations 
  • Data ethics for lawyers and privacy professionals 
  • Data ethics for data scientists 

The next dates of these trainings will be announced soon. 

The Dutch AI Coalition

The Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC) is a public-private partnership, in which government, business, education- and researchorganisations and civil society organisations cooperate. The Coalition has as its goal to stimulate Dutch activities in AI, and to support and organise when needed. It wants to get the Netherlands in a leading position in the domain of knowledge and application of AI for welfare and well-being. De NL AIC needs to function as the catalyst of AI-applications in our country. For more info, visit:

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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Stakeholder & Ethics Assessment

The stakeholder & ethics assessment provides a systematic analysis of the impact of your innovation on your stakeholders, identification of risks, and opportunities to mitigate these risks. The assessment can supplement the legally required DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessment) or can serve as a wider evaluation of the social acceptability of your application.

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Digital Ethics Governance

To guarantee the quality and attention to responsible innovation, the right tools and processes must be available for your organization. Depending on existing structures and processes within your organizations, we set up governance or adapt existing processes so that your organization takes ethical and social aspects of technology in a sustainable way.

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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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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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Data Talks

We organize a dialogues with internal and/or external stakeholders to (re)build trust in your operations, technology or sector.

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