This presentation will cover the importance of ensuring organizations are factoring digital ethics concerns into their privacy practices. Organizations have focused primarily in the last 5-10 years on ensuring their privacy programs are either 1) compliant with legal or regulatory frameworks (e.g. GDPR; CCPA) and/or 2) incorporating risk management criteria into their best practices (e.g. NIST Framework). However, the increased use of artificial intelligence in processing data as well as growing concerns about how patterns in data use can be manipulated to discriminate against consumers, is presenting new challenges for organizations.
This presentation will discuss the importance of organizations ensuring that their privacy and data protection practices are ethically fair to their consumers and working to minimize the chance of using or inferring data to unfairly bias consumers. It will discuss the benefit of conducting digital ethics impact assessments to show how organizations can guide data use for socially responsible innovation, rather than stifle it.
The Digital Ethics Impact Assessment (DEIA) is a facilitated workshop with key stakeholders to clarify organizational principles regarding the use of advanced data and analytical processes, allowing organizations to:
- Better understand the organizational, individual, and social implications of using advanced data, technology, and analytic processes
- Develop a set of clearly stated organizational principles regarding digital ethics
- Explore the steps necessary to ensure organizational alignment with the principles
My presentation will discuss how data collection and processing practices can affect ethical ramifications in three primary areas: organizational, individual, and societal.