David Boulton to Phil Ryan and John Vasconcellos
et al re Privacy & Ethics - Ethics 6
Phil, I like and
agree with what you said. I agree 'un-communicated information is conveyed
(systemic) ignorance'. I like Callixa's approach and I have actually
recommended them to a significant client of mine. I think we should implement
such a system for airline security. My only concern is that this kind of
intelligence-information power can be abused. Once the disparate systems are
subsumed and integrated to provide such on-demand power, the cost of mining
that data for other non initially intended uses is comparatively low. The
issue that emerges for me is similar to human cloning. Will our
society's learning keep pace with and help drive the ethical debate regarding
the limits we impose on such systems? I don't know.
I think we must
proceed here and I think before doing so the advocates should be engaged in a
rigorous, non commercially prejudiced, dialogue into these issues with people
who advocate the freedoms of privacy. - Best, David
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