Data Mining: Interesting Ethical Questions

March 17, 2009
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Data mining permits useful extrapolation from sometimes obscure clues. Information which human experts have ignored as irrelevant has been eagerly snapped up by data mining software. This leads to interesting ethical questions.Consider the risk of selling an individual automobile insurance for one year. Many factors are related to this risk. Some are obvious, such as incidence of previous


Data mining permits useful extrapolation from sometimes obscure clues. Information which human experts have ignored as irrelevant has been eagerly snapped up by data mining software. This leads to interesting ethical questions.Consider the risk of selling an individual automobile insurance for one year. Many factors are related to this risk. Some are obvious, such as incidence of previous