H2020 692819 SIMPATICO - D1.5: Ethics compliance report
This document is the deliverable “D1.5 – SIMPATICO Ethical compliance report” of the European project “SIMPATICO - SIMplifying the interaction with Public Administration Through Information technology for Citizens and cOmpanies” (hereinafter also referred to as “SIMPATICO”, project reference: 692819).
SIMPATICO addresses a strategic challenge towards the innovation and modernization of the public sector: the need to offer a more efficient and more effective experience to companies and citizens in their daily interaction with Public Administration (PA) by: (i) offering a personalized delivery of PA online services; (ii) enabling a better comprehension of the complex processes and documents (forms, regulations, etc.) behind these services; (iii) engaging citizens to improve the administration processes and services.
Several ethical and data protection aspects should be taken into account due the involvement of public/private stakeholders and citizens and due to the necessity to collect, store and process personal data. Starting from a brief illustration of the SIMPATICO project, and of the ethical concerns raised by the project activities, this report describes the procedures adopted to ensure compliance with ethical requirements. In particular, the project has appointed an Ethics Advisory Board that is responsible of providing advices and coordinating activities for what concerns the fulfilment of the ethical obligations of SIMPATICO. Moreover, the relevant ethical and legal regulations have been identified and analysed, both at the national and European level, and recommendations and guidelines have been derived.
This report does not cover the concerns related to data management, as they are the focus of a dedicated deliverable – namely report “D1.3 Data Management Plan v.1” (M6).
This version is an update of D1.5 produced at project month M14, after the detailed definition of the project use-cases and the revision of the ethics-related aspects of the project by the Ethics Advisory Board.