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Ethics and sustainability

Using digital technology in pursuit of the common good

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Ensure your council uses digital technology in a fair, transparent and environmentally friendly way and in pursuit of the common good, using the resources and guidance on this page.

Councils are responsible for using technology effectively and ensuring their approaches are ethical, sustainable and promote better social outcomes. This can be challenging for councils because the opportunities and risks presented by technology are very new, and change all of the time. When it comes to ethics, council should be thinking about digital ethics and data ethics, along with sustainability and the environment. We are currently creating resources to support councils in thinking about these broad pillars. Please continue checking these pages for new material.

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