The Mission of CCSR
"To undertake research and provide teaching, consultancy and advice to individuals, communities, organisations and governments at local, national and international levels on the actual and potential impacts of computing and related technologies on society and its citizens."
The Growing Need for CCSR
The technological advances in computing and information technology continue to accelerate, such that society, its citizens and organisations are being subjected to a growing range of impacts, some of which can have detrimental effects.
Often, a reliance on technology can increase the vulnerability of the weaker and poorer members of society and, what is more, can even determine membership of these groups. Nonetheless, there are many benefits to be gained through the sensitive design and application of the technology, the key to which is being aware of the potential pitfalls and avoiding them.
Internationally, there is a growing awareness that technology must be applied sensitively.
The Centre, as part of an international community dedicated to the advancement of work in this area, provides a focus for undertaking activities relating to national and international issues.