FIT5205 DATA IN SOCIETY – SUMMER B 2021
ASSIGNMENT 4: ETHICAL DESIGN REPORT
Congratulations your IT consultancy organisation has been asked by the
Government of Lauritania to provide a report on the ways in which it should
design and deploy digital contact tracing technologies to tackle the COVID-19
Value 30% of your total marks for the unit.
2,000 - 2,500 words (excluding references)
Due Date 11.55pm Wednesday 17 February 2021
Submission ● Via Moodle Assignment Submission.
● Turnitin will be used for similarity checking of all submissions.
● Submissions that do not meet the basic citing and referencing requirements
will be returned and given 24 hours for re-submission, with a 10% (3 mark)
● Resubmissions that still do not meet the basic citing and referencing
requirements will receive an N grade.
● Ability to undertake the necessary research and critical analysis, write with
clarity and cohesion, and cite and reference to the required standard.
● Ability to clearly and succinctly describe two digital contact tracing options
● Ability to discuss the societal implications and human rights concerns of
● Ability to use the Farthing et al. (2019) human rights framework to
ameliorate human rights concerns.
● Ability to reflect on the role of technological innovation in the COVID-19
The marking rubric is available on the Moodle site for the unit.
● 10% (3 mark) deduction per calendar day for up to one week
● Submissions more than 7 calendar days after the due date will receive a
mark of zero (0) and no assessment feedback will be provided.
Your report should:
A. Identify and describe two contact tracing options.
B. For each option discuss its societal implications and rights concerns.
C. Use the Farthing et al. (2019) human rights framework to identify ways in which the rights
concerns can be ameliorated to improve public trust and confidence.
D. Reflect on the role of technological innovation in the COVID-19 crisis.
Your review will be written in the form of a report and should include:
● An introduction indicating the aim, focus, and structure of the report
● An appropriately structured body section covering A-D
● In-text citations, and a reference list to the evidence base of your report using the APA
style of citing and referencing.
● Report formatting requirements – 10-12 point font, margins not less than 2 centimetres
from all sides, single-spaced.
The Q Manual from the Monash Business School has some great advice about report writing - see
https://www.monash.edu/business/current-students/study-resources/qmanual.pdf. Please note
that you must appropriately quote, cite and reference your sources to meet academic integrity
Ada Lovelace Institute. (2020). COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Review: Exit through the App Store?
Ada Lovelace Institute. (2020). Provisos for a Contact Tracing App.
Ahmed, N., Michelin, R. A., Xue, W., Ruj, S., Malaney, R., Kanhere, S. S., Seneviratne, A., Hu, W.,
Janicke, H., & Jha, S. K. (2020). A Survey of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps. IEEE Access, 8,
Beard, M., & Longstaff, S. (2018). Ethical by Design: Principles for Good Technology. The Ethics
Centre. https://ethics.org.au/ethical-by-design/ [Pdf available on the Moodle site for the
CDAC Network. (2020). Improving the Response to Covid-19: Lessons From The Humanitarian
Sector Around Communication, Community Engagement And Participation. CDAC Network.
Farthing, S., Howell, J., Lecchi, K., Paleologos, Z., Saintilan, P., & Santow, E. (2019). Human Rights
and Technology Discussion Paper . Australian Human Rights Commission.
Hobson, S., Hind, M., Mojsilovic, A., & Varshney, K. R. (2020). Trust and Transparency in Contact
Tracing Applications. ArXiv:2006.11356 [Cs]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.11356
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. (2020). OAIC Draft guidelines: Requirements to
collect personal information for contact tracing purposes.
CITING AND REFERENCING
You must acknowledge ALL the sources that you use in develop your assignment submission, so
that it is clear what are your ideas and what are the ideas of others. The basic citing and
referencing requirements are:
● all sources appropriately cited and referenced using the APA citation style
● any direct quotes from sources clearly identified as such with the use of quotation marks, a
citation and a reference, and
● no patchwork paraphrasing.
Please also note the following from the ‘Student Academic Integrity: Managing Plagiarism and
Collusion Procedures’ of Monash, available at
Plagiarism occurs when students fail to acknowledge that the ideas of others are being used.
Specifically, it occurs when:
● other people’s work and/or ideas are paraphrased and presented without a reference;
● other people’s work is copied either in whole or in part;
● other people’s designs, codes or images are presented as the student’s own work;
● phrases and passages are used verbatim without quotation marks and/or without a
reference to the author or a web page;
● lecture notes are reproduced without due acknowledgement. 学霸联盟