Rethinking Reputation in an Automated Age
11 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2013
Date Written: April 22, 2013
Defamation is the legal remedy for damage to reputation. Automated systems can take action against humans that includes damage to their honor and dignity, as in the “No Fly” example, or damage to their market reputation. The damage can occur to an individual’s reputation with society as a whole or to an individual’s reputation with the automated system itself. The variety of reputation interests affected by the operation of automated systems is large, and to perform its reputation-protective function in an increasingly automated society, defamation law must expand to recognize that a publication to an automated system can serve as the basis for legal action.
Keywords: defamation, reputation, automated system, automation, no fly list
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