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Social machines as an approach to group privacy

Social machines as an approach to group privacy
Social machines as an approach to group privacy
This chapter introduces the notion of social machines as a way of conceptualising and formalising the interactions between people and private networked technology for problem-solving. It is argued that formalisation of such ‘social computing’ will generate requirements for information flow within social machines and across their boundaries with the outside world. These requirements provide the basis for a notion of group privacy that is neither derivative from the idea of individual privacy preferences, nor founded in political or moral argument, but instead related to the integrity of the social machine and its capabilities for bottom-up problem-solving. This notion of group privacy depends on a particular technological setup, and is not intended to be a general definition, but it has purchase in the context of pervasive technology and big data which has made the question of group privacy pressing and timely.
Group privacy, social machines, ethics, data protection, privacy
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46608-8
101-122
Springer
O'hara, Kieron
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Robertson, David
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Taylor, Linnet
Floridi, Luciano
van der Sloot, Bart
O'hara, Kieron
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Robertson, David
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Taylor, Linnet
Floridi, Luciano
van der Sloot, Bart

O'hara, Kieron and Robertson, David (2017) Social machines as an approach to group privacy. In, Taylor, Linnet, Floridi, Luciano and van der Sloot, Bart (eds.) Group Privacy: New Challenges of Data Technologies. Cham. Springer, pp. 101-122. (Philosophical Studies Series, , (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46608-8)) , (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46608-8).

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This chapter introduces the notion of social machines as a way of conceptualising and formalising the interactions between people and private networked technology for problem-solving. It is argued that formalisation of such ‘social computing’ will generate requirements for information flow within social machines and across their boundaries with the outside world. These requirements provide the basis for a notion of group privacy that is neither derivative from the idea of individual privacy preferences, nor founded in political or moral argument, but instead related to the integrity of the social machine and its capabilities for bottom-up problem-solving. This notion of group privacy depends on a particular technological setup, and is not intended to be a general definition, but it has purchase in the context of pervasive technology and big data which has made the question of group privacy pressing and timely.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 January 2017
Published date: 29 December 2017
Keywords: Group privacy, social machines, ethics, data protection, privacy

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Local EPrints ID: 417678
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/417678
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46608-8
PURE UUID: 764304ae-821f-4ae7-8e85-0b8f7cfbed41
ORCID for Kieron O'hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 09 Feb 2018 17:30
Last modified: 24 May 2018 16:31

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Author: Kieron O'hara ORCID iD
Author: David Robertson
Editor: Linnet Taylor
Editor: Luciano Floridi
Editor: Bart van der Sloot

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