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Data ethics and the rise of the “PEGs”

European data protection law has always been infused with ethical considerations around data use. Under the old Data Protection Directive, even if data use had a valid legal ground, unless the proposed use was also fair the law was still broken. But what is fairness when it comes to data?

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Digital Privacy and Ethics: Privacy Intelligence as a Cornerstone 

The inclusion of digital privacy and ethics drew some media attention on the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 list for a few prosaic reasons. To start, this is the first time the leading analyst firm has identified digital privacy and ethics as a strategic technology trend. Second, unlike other trends on the list, such as AI-driven development, blockchain or digital twins, digital privacy and ethics doesn’t fit the strict description of a technology.

Full article: Digital Privacy and Ethics: Privacy Intelligence as a Cornerstone – BigID

Microsoft chief urges industry to focus on ethics and privacy

In his opening keynote at the second day of the Future Decoded conference in London, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called on the industry to make privacy a core value.

“Privacy is a human right,” he said. “All of us will have to treat privacy as a human right. GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] is a great start, it sets the standard for how people need to see privacy globally.”

Full article: Microsoft chief urges industry to focus on ethics and privacy

A Rising Crescendo Demands Data Ethics and Data Responsibility

Data ethics is not a subject that you would have expected to be a centerpiece of conversation among Chief Data Officers and senior business leaders in the recent past. However, times are changing. However, times are changing. Just this past week, Apple CEO Tim Cook condemned what he called the “data-industrial complex”. It is against this backdrop that data ethics has rapidly moved to the forefront of any meaningful discussion about data.

Full article: A Rising Crescendo Demands Data Ethics and Data Responsibility

Digital ethics and privacy is a strategic trend for 2019

Call it a sign of the times but digital ethics and privacy has been named as one of Gartner’s top ten strategic technology trends for 2019. That underlines how low certain tech industry practices have sunk that ethics and privacy is suddenly making a cutting-edge trend agenda, a couple of decades into the mainstream consumer Internet.

Full article: Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019 | TechCrunch

The ethical and legal ramifications of using ‘pseudo-AI’

Pseudo-AI, or human workers performing work eventually intended for an  “artificial intelligence” or supplementing an AI still under development, is a common prototyping practice, necessitated by the inherit difficulty and large datasets necessary to create an AI. The revelation that human beings are regularly performing work customers are lead to believe is automated can have major trust and public-image ramifications, even if the primary service-providing company is unaware. Additionally, there are numerous legal ramifications.

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Algorithms and artificial intelligence: CNIL’s report on the ethical issues

Numerous initiatives on the governance of artificial intelligence are currently being undertaken. In this context, this report aims at giving an overview of the main ethical matters which are raised, and to increase the collective awareness on these issues in civil society.

Source: Algorithms and artificial intelligence: CNIL’s report on the ethical issues

Ethically Scraping and Accessing Data: Governments Desperately Seeking Data

As cities get smarter, their appetite and access to information is also increasing.

The rise of data-generating technologies has given government agencies unprecedented opportunities to harness useful, real-time information about citizens.

Source: Ethically Scraping and Accessing Data: Governments Desperately Seeking Data

The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back

American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits. But can they do so without breaking the law?

Any form of hacking is a federal crime. In 1986, Congress enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibits anyone from “knowingly” accessing a computer “without authorization.”

Source: The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back | The New Yorker

Denmark considers ‘data ethics council’ in wake of Facebook scandal

Minister for employment Troels Lund Poulsen has backed suggestions that an ethics council for the use of data could be established by the Danish state.

The idea has been raised by environmentalist party Alternative, which has proposed that areas such as privacy, data protection, artificial intelligence and data laws could come under the remit of the ethics council.

A similar ethics body, the Danish Council of Ethics (Det Etiske Råd), already exists for healthcare matters.

Source: Denmark considers ‘data ethics council’ in wake of Facebook scandal – The Local

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