As human beings, we often like to ponder theory in a void. However, there is nothing more challenging that considering ethics in practice. This conference did not veer away from that challenge. Here the stimulus has been to choose two of the most important issues underlying today’s Information Society — eHealth and eLearning — firstly, in whatever healthcare context that provision takes place and, secondly, whether that education occurs in the school, university, or pre-occupational context. These are the very precise ‘applied issues’ to which this chapter is directed.


European Commission Information Society Social Accountability Healthcare Context Data Protection Directive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane Whitehouse
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  1. 1.ICT for health — European ComissionUK

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