In 2004-2005, the Ethics Commission at that time analyzed the ethical and professional guidelines of numerous computer science organizations. Based on the “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct” of the ACM as a model, the commission proceed to draft a proposal adapted to Swiss conditions, intending to set standards for a guidelines of professional conduct for IT professionals in Switzerland.

The current version Code of Ethics was approved by the SI Board for publication on June 2, 2005 after much consultation among its members. Extensive discussions followed, and the guidelines went formally into effect on January 1, 2006, after a consultative ballot voted upon by members of SI, making them binding for all members of SI. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact our Ethics Commission.

The Ethics Guidelines of the SI:
SI Code of Ethics 2005
SI Code of Ethics 2019 (in preparation)

If you have any questions or you would like to offer any suggestions that will lead to  further development of the ethics statement, please feel free to contact the Ethics Committee and if you are interested in participating in the dialogue, please join the Special Interest Group on IT and Society.