The canary in the gold mine: Ethics, privacy, and big data analytics
This paper offers a sketch of the complicated conflicts which arise-and metastasize seemingly daily-in the era of Big Data. Given the public's ubiquitous-yet-ostensibly-voluntary data surrender)and industry's ubiquitous-yet-ostensibly-anodyne collection of the same, inaction is not an option for any near-just society. By revisiting the philosophical basis for Panoptic apparatus (via Bentham and Foucault), sketching the tumultuous history of US contract law trying to protect the public from itself (from Loch-ner to Carpenter), and comparing existing industry codes for similarly-situated-read: terrifyingly invasive-fields (e.g., physicians, therapists, attorneys, accountants), the paper will provide a preliminary framework for identifying and confronting the galaxy of problems associated with data analytics.
Computer and information ethics, Contract law, Critical data studies, Data ethics, Privacy, Surveillance
Harwood, William H. "The Canary in the Gold Mine: Ethics, Privacy, and Big Data Analytics." Dialogue and Universalism 3 (2019): 141-150.
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