The principles of justice can be understood as the obligation to treat others in accordance to what is morally right and proper. It includes the preservation of the rights and welfare of the individuals and communities involved and ensuring the CIS and information sharing practices are responsive to the needs and desires of those involved or to be impacted by the outcomes of the sharing. It also involves being aware of the differences between people in order to know when treating people the same could, in fact, lead to discrimination or loss of rights.

  • Treat each person involved in or impacted by the CIS (both sources and users of information) as having equal rights as all others.
  • Arrange any inequality arising from CIS practices in such a way that it bring about the greatest benefit for the least advantaged.


Zack, N. (2010). Ethics for Disaster (Vol. 2010, p. 143). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

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