D. Checklist – Understanding the Technology

This checklist is here to help you ensure you have properly identified the concerns relevant to the technology you are investigating:

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  • Can you broadly define the technology at stake and what it does?
  • What is the role of data in the technology at stake? (data collection system, data transmission system, data storage system, data processing system)
  • What are the risks associated with this technology for each particular system?
  • How innovative and ground-breaking is the technology?
    • [Optional] What are the risks associated with the innovation factor?
  • Can you explain how the technology functions in practice?
    •  [Optional] What are the risks associated with the way the technology concretely functions?