By Bart Custers (auth.), Bart Custers, Toon Calders, Bart Schermer, Tal Zarsky (eds.)
Vast quantities of information are these days accumulated, saved and processed, with a view to help make quite a few administrative and governmental judgements. those cutting edge steps significantly increase the rate, effectiveness and caliber of choices. Analyses are more and more played by way of info mining and profiling applied sciences that statistically and immediately make sure styles and traits. even if, whilst such practices result in undesirable or unjustified decisions, they might bring about unacceptable varieties of discrimination.
Processing giant quantities of knowledge could lead on to occasions within which facts controllers understand the various features, behaviors and whereabouts of individuals. on occasion, analysts may comprehend extra approximately members than those contributors find out about themselves. Judging humans through their electronic identities sheds a special mild on our perspectives of privateness and information safeguard.
This booklet discusses discrimination and privateness concerns on the topic of info mining and profiling practices. It offers technological and regulatory strategies, to difficulties which come up in those cutting edge contexts. The publication explains that universal measures for mitigating privateness and discrimination, akin to entry controls and anonymity, fail to correctly get to the bottom of privateness and discrimination issues. for this reason, new recommendations, targeting expertise layout, transparency and responsibility are referred to as for and set forth.