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About Us

Mission

To promote and facilitate the development of the information society in Malta, leading to a better quality of life for all.
 

Objectives
 
The CSM believes that there are three distinct facets to its mission. These are expressed in the following key objectives:
 
1.     To raise the standard and standing of the ICT profession in Malta;
2.     To promote the ICT industry in Malta;
3.     To promote the use of ICT in the community.
 

Chairman

Dr Brian Warrington


International Affiliations

The CSM is a member of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), which represents 36 European Professional IT Societies.
  

Statute

A copy of the CSM statute is available by clicking here.


CSM Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct of the Computer Society of Malta is based on the guidelines issued by CEPIS and covers the following four principal areas:
 
1. Protection of Public Interest and Legal Compliance
2. Responsibility to Employers and Clients
3. Professional Dignity and Promotion of Professional Aims
4. Competence, Ethics and Impartiality

 
1. Protection of Public Interest and Legal Compliance

Members shall:

1.1  Exercise their professional skills in ways which promote an improved quality of life for all, and in particular:
• not to jeopardise public health and safety;
• not to harm the environment;
• not to unwittingly cause harm to others through lack of care and diligence;
• not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, disability or culture.
1.2  Endeavour to be adequately informed and have a proper understanding of all legislation relevant to the profession, and to comply with such requirements in the course of their duties;
1.3  Acknowledge the intellectual property rights of third parties, the rights of individuals and groups to information privacy, and any other rights, and avoid any actions that go counter to such rights;
 
2. Responsibility to Employers and Clients

Members shall:

2.1  Perform professional work in accordance with the requirements of their employer or client, and indicate the likely consequences if the member's professional judgement is overruled;
2.2  Perform professional work on time and to budget, and notify the employer or client in good time if such requirements are unlikely to be fulfilled;
2.3  Not offer or provide any inducement to a third party in return for business secured with a client, unless there is full disclosure of the facts to the client;
2.4  Not disclose or authorise the disclosure of confidential information gained in the course of professional work, except with the prior written consent of the employer or client, nor make use of such information for personal gain or for the gain of a third party.
3.  Professional Dignity and Promotion of Professional Aims

Members shall:

3.1  Always act in such a way as to safeguard the reputation of the profession, and avoid any action that may adversely affect the good standing of the profession;
3.2  Acknowledge their responsibility to the profession, and endeavour to protect and promote professionalism in ICT through the use and enforcement of professional standards;
3.3  Seek to advance public knowledge and appreciation of ICT and, whenever possible, counter false or misleading statements which are detrimental to the profession;
3.4  Encourage and support fellow practitioners in their professional development and, where possible, provide development opportunities for new entrants to the profession;
3.5  Act with integrity towards fellow practitioners and towards members of other professions who may be engaged in related work, and avoid any activity that is incompatible with professional status.
 
4.  Competence, Ethics and Impartiality

Members shall:

4.1  Endeavour to upgrade their personal professional skills on an ongoing basis, and strive to keep abreast of any developments relevant to their profession;
4.2  Avoid claims to levels of competence that they do not possess, and where necessary seek the professional opinions of colleagues in their different areas of competence;
4.3  Accept professional responsibility for any work which they have performed, and for work performed under their direction, and not terminate a professional assignment except for good reason and with reasonable notice;
4.4  Avoid situations which may give rise to conflict of interest, and make full disclosure to clients in advance of any such conflict of interest that may arise.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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