Information Ethics Roundtable

We live in an "information society." Information and information technologies are increasingly essential to our social, economic, and political interactions. Given this, serious reflection on information ethics is imperative. "Information ethics" studies the value questions that arise in the creation, control, and access to information. The Information Ethics Roundtable is a yearly conference, which brings together researchers from disciplines such as philosophy, information science, communications, public administration, anthropology and law to discuss the ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship.

Upcoming Roundtables:

  • IER 2019 on TBA, Northeastern University

Previous Roundtables:

  • IER 2018 on "Surveillance, Algorithms, and Digital Culture", University of Copenhagen
  • IER 2017 on "Data and Ethics", University of Illinois
  • IER 2016 on "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship", University of Arizona
  • IER 2015 on "Transparency and Secrecy", University of Wisconsin
  • IER 2014 on "Information Ethics and Global Citizenship", University of Alberta
  • IER 2013 on "Information Ethics and Policy", University of Washington
  • IER 2012 on "Privacy and the Challenge of Technology", Hunter College
  • IER 2011 on "Information Rights as Human Rights", University of Arizona
  • IER 2010 on "Consumer Health Information", Bridgewater State College
  • IER 2009 on "Misinformation and Disinformation", University of Arizona
  • IER 2008 on "Information Ethics and its Applications", Hunter College
  • IER 2007 on "Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Property", University of Arizona
  • IER 2006 on "Secrecy", Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association
  • IER 2005 on "Intellectual Property", Montclair State University
  • IER 2004 on "Privacy", Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • IER 2003, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Contact Information:

For further information about the Information Ethics Rountable, contact Don Fallis (

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences