Ethics Statement

Last updated 2017

GBA commits to reflecting various viewpoints and positions from many perspectives among its members. Yet, technology, like an inanimate object, is neutral regarding human motivations.  Therefore, the following tenets will guide GBA leadership and its members as we engage with public policymakers, industry influencers, and citizens at large:

Technology is a resource that can and should be globally used for good, on behalf of all citizens;

The resultant uses of technology, such as blockchain technology and related innovations, strives to improve the quality of life of all citizens;

Governments, government employees, and laws are instituted by citizens and nations to serve and protect — not suppress or hinder the free and positive pursuits of the governed;

The inalienable rights and dignity enjoyed by citizens shall not be unduly suppressed by the authority of governments as they carry out their mandated roles and responsibilities; and finally,

GBA will only pursue goals that serve to form a more perfect union between and among governments and the citizens they serve. We do this by establishing justice, ensure domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense of citizens’ rights and welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty in a free society.

For more information about GBA Ethical Standards & Code of Conduct, contact Dr Vasiliu Feltes.