Mainstreaming the e-excluded in Europe: strategies, good practices and some ethical issues [Book Review]

Ethics and Information Technology 12 (2):139-156 (2010)

David Wright
Aston University
E-inclusion is getting a lot of attention in Europe these days. The European Commission and EU Member States have initiated e-inclusion strategies aimed at reaching out to the e-excluded and bringing them into the mainstream of society and the economy. The benefits of mainstreaming the excluded are numerous. Good practices play an important role in the strategies, and examples can be found in e-health, e-learning, e-government, e-inclusion and other e-domains. So laudable seems the rationale for e-inclusion, few have questioned the benefits. In fact, e-inclusion does raise ethical issues, and this paper discusses a few of the key ones. The paper draws several conclusions, principally regarding the need for some empirical research on what happens to the e-excluded once they have access to information and communications technologies, notably the Internet
Keywords E-excluded  E-inclusion  E-inclusion strategies  Good practice  Strategies
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DOI 10.1007/s10676-009-9213-y
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