Technology and privacy

The Key to Ethical AI is Transparency

Trust and Verify Artificial Intelligence systems can obscure the data in a way that creates biased information depending on the human values of those who enter the data from its source. For example, an algorithm developed from mortgage loan data might include a variable for the expectation of homeowners’ repayment... Read more →


Should We Buy Into the Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation? CSR and Serving Society’s Interest in Question This is an extension of a blog I wrote earlier this year based on the Business Roundtable Statement of the Purpose of a Corporation. The statement is really a... Read more →


AI in the Workplace: Ethical and Responsible Use

Making AI Systems Accountable The question of whether artificial intelligence can be used in an ethical, responsible manner has been discussed a lot lately especially in regard to workplace ethics. AI should be used to make our lives easier but it should do so in a responsible, ethical manner. A... Read more →


What is Cyber Culture in the Workplace?

The Ethics of Operating in Cyber Space Culture, in any form, is the way things get done. Underlying the culture is a set of values and goals that define the personality of an organization and the link between members of the organization. A company’s organizational culture broadly influences employees and... Read more →


Giving Voice to Integrity in the Workplace

Do What You Think is Right Because it is Right I have previously blogged about integrity in the workplace and today’s piece is an extension of those issues. Integrity is an essential ingredient in being an ethical person. Personal integrity is an innate moral conviction to stand against things that... Read more →


Managing Social Media Profiles: Ethical Guidelines

Social Media Ethics in the Workplace I have previously blogged about the dangers of posting information critical of one's employer on social media sites including the regulations under the National Labor Relations Act. The Act protects the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or... Read more →


Holding Top Officials and the Auditors Responsible for the Data Breach at Equifax

What Should Government Regulators Do? In my last blog I examined the bewildering action by the IRS to award a $7.25 million-dollar contract to Equifax to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract. This is nothing less than rewarding bad behavior. In this blog I look... Read more →


Social Media Ethics and the Implications of Hacking

Why Did the IRS pay Equifax $7.25 Million to Help Prevent Fraud? It’ s hard to believe the IRS will give Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract. What were they thinking? Alas, the IRS wasn’t thinking because if it was, the... Read more →