NGI-NGN and ECDL Netherlands recently launched an initiative to promote ethical consciousness among IT professionals who are at the beginning of their career. The Oath is modelled on similar declarations used in other professions, with the famous Hippocratic Oath being a prime example.
At the launch of the initiative, Roy Osinga, Managing Director of ECDL Netherlands said, "The Oath, on one hand aims to contribute to professionalism. Perhaps even more important is, that it is a stimulus to act ethically. Many IT professionals have become the architects of how we live and live together. With this, we hope to introduce a form of reflection on socially conscious action."
Both organisations involved in this action—NGI-NGN and ECDL Netherlands—are responsible for delivering ECDL in the Netherlands.