Big Data and the Morality of Inclusion

Definitive (and shortened) version published in Italian as a book chapter in "Per cosa lottare. Le frontiere del progressismo", edited by Enrico Biale and Corrado Fumagalli, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milano, 2019 ISBN: 9788868353476

26 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2019 Last revised: 22 Oct 2019

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Michele Loi

University of Zurich

Markus Christen

University of Zurich

Date Written: February 1, 2019

Abstract

In this chapter, we analyze questions pertaining to the use of predictive models based on big data from the point of view of Allen Buchanan's 'morality of inclusion'. Here we discuss to potential ethical risks of big data that are normally not discussed in the literature. We illustrate ethical threats of big data for the morality of inclusion with two example of big data applications, one taken from the insurance domain and the other from the employment domain.

Keywords: big data, ethics, insurance, people analytics, human resources, solidarity

Suggested Citation

Loi, Michele and Christen, Markus, Big Data and the Morality of Inclusion (February 1, 2019). Definitive (and shortened) version published in Italian as a book chapter in "Per cosa lottare. Le frontiere del progressismo", edited by Enrico Biale and Corrado Fumagalli, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milano, 2019 ISBN: 9788868353476. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3327281

Michele Loi (Contact Author)

University of Zurich ( email )

Rämistrasse 71
Zürich, CH-8006
Switzerland

Markus Christen

University of Zurich ( email )

Rämistrasse 71
Zürich, CH-8006
Switzerland

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