The government promoting ethics?
Talk about the blind leading the blind.
The UK government has released a guide to help civil servants figure out how to use and procure data science tools ethically as public opinion on slurping continues to circle the drain. Amid the Facebook data harvesting scandal and news of yet another high-profile data breach, the government made a raft of announcements aimed …
It concerns me that there are questions in the workbook like:
Have you spoken to your organisation to find out if you can speak about your project openly?
The question seems framed by the assumption that everything should be secret unless there is some reason for it not to be. Why isn't the question the other way round, e.g. any reason why your project should not be spoken about openly?
"Why isn't the question the other way round, e.g. any reason why your project should not be spoken about openly?"
Because it doesn't work the other way round. If you speak about it openly and then discover you shouldn't have it's too late and you might find yourself having to dob yourself into the ICO for having led to half a million people's PII turning up on haveibeenpwned.
From now on, we will only be buying organic, fairtrade snake oil, harvested in sustainable forests.
Oh, and £350,000 funding for Internet of Things research!! The fruits of this new "industrial strategy" will surely see the UK at the forefront of tech innovation with such an ambitios funding drive. The new attitude will simply be "Whatever it costs! Divided by 100. Or maybe a bit less".
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