Cloud Ethics for Disaster Response

Monica Büscher, Lancaster University

Maike Kuhnert, Dortmund University of Technology

Jens Pottebaum, Universität Paderborn

Matts Ahlsén, CNet Swenska

Catherine Easton, Lancaster University

Bernard Van Veelen, Thales

Christian Wietfeld, Dortmund University of Technology



In emergencies, exceptions to data protection raise concerns that data may become available to unexpected actors during and after a crisis, resulting in privacy intrusion and social sorting. Apart from ethical issues, there are legal issues, for example around data minimization and issues around social and cultural practices of sharing information. This paper explores key ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) in utilizing cloud computing for disaster response and management and some examples of innovative design.


Full paper




Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response
and Management (ISCRAM 2014)
, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, 18-21 May 2014, pp. 284-288.





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