Algorithmic Analysis of Social Behavior for Profiling, Ranking, and Assessment

Cambridge Handbook on the Law of Algorithms (Woodrow Barfield & Ugo Pagallo ed., Cambridge Press, (2020, Forthcoming).

Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2019-10-04

27 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2019 Last revised: 23 Oct 2019

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Nizan Geslevich Packin

City University of NY, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business; City University of New York - Department of Law

Yafit Lev Aretz

City University of New York - Department of Law

Date Written: September 16, 2019

Abstract

In this chapter we look at the global development of “people-scoring” and its implications. Unlike traditional credit scoring, which is used to evaluate individuals’ financial trustworthiness, social scoring seeks to comprehensively rank individuals based on social, reputational, and behavioral attributes. The implications of widespread social scoring are far-reaching and troubling. Bias and error, discrimination, manipulation, privacy violations, excessive market power, and social segregation are only some of the concerns we have discussed and elaborated on in previous works. In this chapter, we describe the global shift from financial scores to social credit, and show how, notwithstanding constitutional, statutory, and regulatory safeguards, the U.S. and other western democracies are not as far from social credit as we seem to believe.

Suggested Citation

Packin, Nizan Geslevich and Lev Aretz, Yafit, Algorithmic Analysis of Social Behavior for Profiling, Ranking, and Assessment (September 16, 2019). Cambridge Handbook on the Law of Algorithms (Woodrow Barfield & Ugo Pagallo ed., Cambridge Press, (2020, Forthcoming)., Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2019-10-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3454793 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3454793

Nizan Geslevich Packin (Contact Author)

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Yafit Lev Aretz

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