In 2004-2005, the Ethics Commission at that time analyzed the ethical and professional guidelines of numerous computer science organisations. 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 and published on June 4, 2017 after much consultation among its members. Extensive discussions followed, and the guidelines went formally into effect on June 1, 2019, after a consultative ballot voted upon by members of SI at the General Assembly, making them binding for all members of SI.

The Ethics Guidelines of the SI:
SI Code of Ethics 2019

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact our Ethics Commission.