Laws and ethics simply can’t keep up with technology

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The Apple-FBI battles are a prelude of things to come. Laws and ethics simply can’t keep up with technology

by : Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University

The observations and discussions around policy making and technology are very current and are becoming even more critical as the pace of technology accelerates.  Not directly addressed, but inferred is the “social contract” that includes privacy and safety.  These are complicated issues!

Ending with a quote from Thomas Jefferson that frames the discussion well:

Thomas Jefferson said in 1816, “Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times.” But how can our policy makers and institutions keep up with the advances when the originators of the technologies themselves can’t?

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