About the BAI
BAI Code of Conduct
Members of the Blockchain Association of Ireland shall behave in accordance with the principles set out below
Responsibility to the Blockchain Profession
- Promote the Blockchain
Association code of ethical conduct with other Blockchain professionals, clients and customers
- Encourage and support fellow practitioners in their professional development and, where possible,
provide opportunities supporting the development of new entrants to the profession.
- Do not tarnish the reputation of other Blockchain professionals through malice or indifference.
- Advance public knowledge and appreciation of Blockchain and, wherever possible,
counter false or misleading statements detrimental to the profession.
- Protect the reputation of the Blockchain profession, improve professional standards through personal participation
in their development, and avoid actions that will adversely affect the good standing of the profession
- Advance public knowledge of Blockchain and counter false or misleading statements detrimental to the profession.
- Act with integrity towards fellow practitioners and other professionals and avoid activities
that are incompatible with professional status and conduct of the Blockchain profession.
Protection of Public Interest and Legal Compliance
- Exercise their professional skills in such a way as to safeguard public health, safety and the environment
- Recognise the rights of third parties and not prejudice the intellectual property rights of others.
- Recognise the rights of individuals and groups to information privacy.
- Take reasonable steps to know and understand the relevant legislation, regulations and
standards and comply with such requirements in carrying out their work.
- Recognise basic human rights and endeavour to avoid actions that have an adverse effect on such rights.
- Not divulge client's sensitive information unless required to do so in compliance of national laws or regulations.
Responsibility to Employers and Clients
- Perform professional work that meets the requirements of their employer or client and draw the employer's
or client's attention to the consequences of ignoring or overruling the member's professional judgement.
- Perform professional work to time and to
budget and notify the employer or client early if such requirements are unlikely to be fulfilled.
- Do 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 that client.
- Do not disclose or authorise the disclosure of confidential information gained in the course of professional work, except with the prior
written permission of the employer or client, nor use such information for personal gain.
- Avoid situations that give rise to conflict of interest and make full disclosure to clients in advance of any such conflict of interest that may arise.
Competence, Ethics and Impartiality
- Maintain the highest levels of standards and competence through commitment to continuous
professional development and maintaining awareness of relevant developments in the Blockchain field.
- Truthfully make your experience, qualification and competencies known to stakeholders. Do not accept assignments that lie beyond
your competence or qualification levels without first informing your client or relevant stakeholder.
- Accept professional responsibility for work they perform, or performed under direction and not terminate a professional assignment except for good reason and with reasonable notice.
- Act honestly and in good faith and not deceive customers or others for personal gain.