Ethics of personalized information filtering

Koene, Ansgar, Perez, Elvira, Carter, Christopher J., Statache, Ramona, Adolphs, Svenja, O’Malley, Claire, Rodden, Tom and McAuley, Derek (2015) Ethics of personalized information filtering. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9089 . pp. 123-132. ISSN 0302-9743

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Online search engines, social media, news sites and retailers are all investing heavily in the development of ever more refined information filtering to optimally tune their services to the specific demands of their individual users and customers. In this position paper we examine the privacy consequences of user profile models that are used to achieve this information personalization, the lack of transparency concerning the filtering choices and the ways in which personalized services impact the user experience. Based on these considerations we argue that the Internet research community has a responsibility to increase its efforts to investigate the means and consequences of personalized information filtering.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Privacy, Transparency, Behavior manipulation, RRI, Filter bubble
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Koene, Ansgar
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 11:23
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:19

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