About us

Altertek: Ethics in technology

Altertek is a 1901 association under the french law wishing to promote the concept of a technology placing respect for people and the environment as the common denominator of its development.

WHY ?

The use of digital technology is taking more and more place in our life but we note with regret that its development responds to financial interests to the detriment of users and the world in which we live. At our level, we want to put in place solutions that put people, society and the environment back at the center of priorities and offer concrete alternatives to the excesses of technology.

FOR WHO ?

The use of digital technology is for everyone. Therefore our association is addressed to all.

OUR ACTIONS

Our actions focus on:

  • Publishing guides and articles
  • Software development
  • Hosting of services
  • Technical support to organizations aligned with our values
  • Facilitation of workshops

THEMES

The themes that we address through our actions:

  • Technological sobriety
  • Decentralization
  • Digital sovereignty
  • Free software
  • Protection of privacy

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS PROVIDED

Problem 1: The opacity of algorithms

Solution: transparency, free software

Problem 2: The extreme consumption of planetary resources due to the use of digital technology

Solution: eco-design, digital sobriety, the commissioning and use of tools

Problem 3: Collection of personal data

Solution: Development of a digital privacy first model

Problem 4: Centralization of services

Solution: Development of a decentralized and varied ecosystem