Providing an exhaustive resources overview of printed, on-line and otherwise accessible publications about Information Ethics and related fields.


The IRIE is the official journal of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE). It envisions an international as well as intercultural discussion focusing on the ethical impacts of information technology on human practices and thinking, social interaction, other areas of science and research and the society itself.

The journal seeks to be a general forum for ethical scholarship in this area. It seeks to publish the best available scientific works concerned twice a year in an online edition.

The 28th Volume was published in 2020. A set of papers were brought together that were presented at a conference hosted by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) that has made AI, Ethics and Society an area of research focus. This edition considers themes from ethical best practices for industry and government developing responsible AI services to aligning cultural and societal values in AI design, the role of researchers from social sciences and humanities disciplines in ethical innovation in the AI sector, and methods for interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration between interested in responsible AI.

Several publications on Information Ethics have become available this past decade. Below are a few and the list will be updated to reflect on encyclopedia entries, conference proceedings, books, webliographies and journals.

Foundations of Information Ethics

Editors: John T. F. Burgess & Emily J. M. Knox


Foreword by Robert Hauptman:

As discussions about the roles played by information in economic, political, and social arenas continue to evolve, the need for an intellectual primer on information ethics that also functions as a solid working casebook for LIS students and professionals has never been more urgent. This text, written by a stellar group of ethics scholars and contributors from around the globe, expertly fills that need. Organized into twelve chapters, making it ideal for use by instructors, this volume from editors Burgess and Knox

  • thoroughly covers principles and concepts in information ethics, as well as the history of ethics in the information professions;

  • examines human rights, information access, privacy, discourse, intellectual property, censorship, data and cybersecurity ethics, intercultural information ethics, and global digital citizenship and responsibility;

  • synthesizes the philosophical underpinnings of these key subjects with abundant primary source material to provide historical context along with timely and relevant case studies;

  • features contributions from John M. Budd, Paul T. Jaeger, Rachel Fischer, Margaret Zimmerman, Kathrine A. Henderson, Peter Darch, Michael Zimmer, and Masooda Bashir, among others; and

  • offers a special concluding chapter by Amelia Gibson that explores emerging issues in information ethics, including discussions ranging from the ethics of social media and social movements to AI decision making.


This important survey will be a key text for LIS students and an essential reference work for practitioners.




Information Cultures in the Digital Age

A Festschrift in Honor of Rafael Capurro

Editors: Kelly, Matthew, Bielby, Jared



ICIE Book Series / Schriftenreihe des ICIE


  • Netzethik. Grundlegungsfragen der Internetethik edited by Thomas Hausmanninger and Rafael Capurro, ICIE Series Vol. 1, Munich 2002. See: I. ICIE-Symposium: Conceptions of Information Ethics, February 28 - March 2, 2001, Augsburg, Germany.


  • Handeln im Netz. Bereichsethiken und Jugendschutz im Internet edited by Thomas Hausmanninger, ICIE Series Vol. 2, Munich 2003.


  • Vernetzt gespalten. Der Digital Divide in ethischer Perspektive edited by Rupert M. Scheule, Rafael Capurro, Thomas Hausmanninger, ICIE Series Vol. 3, Munich 2004.


  • Localizing the Internet. Ethical Aspects in Intercultural Perspective edited by Rafael Capurro, Johannes Frühbauer, Thomas Hausmanninger, ICIE Series Vol. 4, Munich 2007.


  • Messages and Messengers. Angeletics as an Approach to the Phenomenology of Communication edited by Rafael Capurro and John Holgate, ICIE Series Vol. 5, Munich 2011




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