Jochen L Leidner

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The Brave New World of Data? - Ethical Questions and Case Examples

Automated information processing has revolutionised business, government and led to changes in society, for example in the way we communicate. Following the "data is the new oil" mantra, many companies offer free services in return for getting access to their users' personal data. Professional services and government departments are working on a digital agenda. In this talk, Jochen will consider the moral side of the new world of data. What ethical principles ought to underpin building systems, doing business, governing citizens from a data privacy perspective? What kind of ethical issues have already happened and will likely happen soon? For example, Eventually, automated 'black box' systems could be making decisions without transparency or recourse in the case of error. I conclude with some suggestions for remedy.

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