1 School of Communication and Culture - Media Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University2 School of Communication and Culture - Media Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
I offer an overview of Digital Ethics (DE) as a field of enquiry that serves as the larger context for this volume and its constituent chapters. Along the way, I point out the trajectories and contributions of this volume and its constituent chapters to DE. To do so, I first take up four difficulties facing efforts to develop a working definition of “digital ethics.” I then offer a taxonomy of the ethical issues that constitute much of the main foci of DE over the past five years, and indicate where these issues are further addressed in this volume. I conclude with some suggestions of emerging ethical domains and challenges that will likely become increasingly important components of DE, including one represented in this volume.