Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society

Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases

Editors: Custers, B., Calders, T., Schermer, B., Zarsky, T. (Eds.)

  • Latest technological developments in data mining and profiling
  • Interesting for information scientists as well as for law, ethics, sociology, politics and public administration, and other people who may be confronted with large amounts of information in their work
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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Vast amounts of data are nowadays collected, stored and processed, in an effort to assist in  making a variety of administrative and governmental decisions. These innovative steps considerably improve the speed, effectiveness and quality of decisions. Analyses are increasingly performed by data mining and profiling technologies that statistically and automatically determine patterns and trends. However, when such practices lead to unwanted or unjustified selections, they may result in unacceptable forms of  discrimination.

Processing vast amounts of data may lead to situations in which data controllers know many of the characteristics, behaviors and whereabouts of people. In some cases, analysts might know more about individuals than these individuals know about themselves. Judging people by their digital identities sheds a different light on our views of privacy and data protection.

This book discusses discrimination and privacy issues related to data mining and profiling practices. It provides technological and regulatory solutions, to problems which arise in these innovative contexts. The book explains that common measures for mitigating privacy and discrimination, such as access controls and anonymity, fail to properly resolve privacy and discrimination concerns. Therefore, new solutions, focusing on technology design, transparency and accountability are called for and set forth.

 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Data Dilemmas in the Information Society: Introduction and Overview

    Custers, Bart

    Pages 3-26

  • What Is Data Mining and How Does It Work?

    Calders, Toon (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • Why Unbiased Computational Processes Can Lead to Discriminative Decision Procedures

    Calders, Toon (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • A Comparative Analysis of Anti-Discrimination and Data Protection Legislations

    Gellert, Raphaël (et al.)

    Pages 61-89

  • The Discovery of Discrimination

    Pedreschi, Dino (et al.)

    Pages 91-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society
Book Subtitle
Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases
Editors
  • Bart Custers
  • Toon Calders
  • Bart Schermer
  • Tal Zarsky
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30487-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30487-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30486-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44113-4
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 370
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