The "Ethics" working group has analyzed the ethical guidelines and professional guidelines of numerous computer science organizations  and, starting from the "Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct" of the ACM, drafted a proposal adapted to Swiss conditions.

These guidelines are intended to set standards for professional conduct for all informatics professionals in Switzerland.

  • Download Code of Ethics of Swiss Informatics Society  (English)
  • Download Ethik-Richtlinien der SI (German)


The current version (1.0) of the guidelines was approved for publication and consultation by the SI Board on June 2, 2005. Extensive discussions followed, and the guidelines came formally into effect on January 1, 2006, after a consultative ballot of the members of SI.

The Code of Ethics are binding on all members of the SI.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our group Ethics working group