Picture of Interpersonal Information Processes (PIP) for Social, Legal and Ethical Analysis and Communication

Toward PDF versionPicture of Interpersonal Information Processes (PIP) for Social, Legal and Ethical Analysis and Communication: Communication to the Legal IT Conference 4.0 – Law + Information Technologies, Young Bar Association of Montreal, Montreal, April 26 and 27, 2010


Presentation of a few experiences and of the process that led to the development of a method for the modeling of information processes that has been proven successful for achieving two complementary purposes, namely: to analyze, assess and manage the legal, social and ethical issues raise by interpersonal information or transaction systems; and to facilitate communication between the actors of such a given system or transaction, including its users with low writing or computer literacy. Picture of Interpersonal Information Processes (PIP) allows a systematic identification of legal norms and of other norms (such as technical standards, software rules, etc.) that apply or not to the legal or de facto roles played by these persons; the information produced and handled; the handlings performed on such information; the legal or de facto interpersonal relationships established between the people across the handlings, and the decisions or actions taken through these handlings or resulting from them. By establishing these elements, PIP provides jurists with a solid foundation for their legal analysis and communication and a possible broader examination of social and ethical issues involved. The use of visual representations is a means, to explain interpersonal information or transaction systems and their legal implications to the citizens who self-administer them while in Canada, 48% of adults have difficulty reading a simple text or are still unfamiliar with computers.

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