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TAP Highlights

Why Are Ethics Necessary for AI?

“AI is not something that should be unleashed to derive outcomes from whatever it evolves into. AI should be an extension of human work and used to empower this work – not to undermine it or replace humans.” – Kurt Long, from an interview with GWU law professor Daniel Solove.

Survey Shows that People Object to Data Shared from Public Records

Traditionally, information from public records is given little privacy protection. In “Privacy Interests in Public Records: An Empirical Investigation,” information science professor Helen Nissenbaum and coauthor Kirsten Martin report that, nonetheless, many people object to the idea of data derived from public records being shared with banks, employers, or others.

Kids and Technology: Is There an Addiction Problem?

danah boyd, founder of Data & Society Research Institute, questions the “addiction” label and emphasizes: “young people are using technology to communicate with their friends non-stop at a point in their life when everything is about sociality and understanding your place in the social world.”

The Phrase “Privacy Policy” Is Misleading

In “Let’s Retire the Phrase ‘Privacy Policy’,” Professor Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School For Communication stresses that “privacy policy” is “a misleading label. In reality, these policies explain how companies will use your information — because they are using it.”

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