While applauding Richardson et al.’s (2021) efforts to draw attention to ethical considerations that arise in developing and deploying BDA-based systems, we critique their work in order to further discussion on these important themes. We point to the distinction between BDA-based systems and AI-based systems; the extant, related IS literature concerning ethical issues; whether extending established frameworks may actually weaken the IS discipline’s contribution; privacy considerations; regulatory requirements; and ethical design considerations.
Loebbecke, C., & Galliers, R. D. (2021). CAIS Rebuttal for "Five Ethical Issues in the Big Data Analytics Age" by Richardson et al. (2019). Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 49, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04922
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