DEC building behind "Welcome to Yale" sign

Designing a better information society

Our goal is to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation and technologies as a force for good, and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings.


Learn more about the DEC

  • About Us

    We research the governance, ethical, legal, and social implications of digital innovation and technologies and their human, societal, and environmental impact.

  • People

    Our team, led by Founding Director Luciano Floridi, comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

  • Join us at the DEC

    We employ full-time researchers, provide funding and work opportunities for students on a competitive basis, and welcome visitors on short-term appointments.