People Should Have a Right Not to Be Subjected to AI Profiling Based on Publicly Available Data! A Reply to Holm

Philosophy and Technology 36 (3):1-6 (2023)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Studies suggest that machine learning models may accurately predict depression and other mental health-related conditions based on social media data. I have recently argued that individuals should have sui generis right not to be subjected to AI profiling based on publicly available data without their explicit informed consent. In a comment, Holm claims that there are scenarios in which individuals have a reason to prefer attempts of social control exercised on the basis of accurate AI predictions and that the suggested right burdens individuals unfairly by allowing for those individuals to consent to AI profiling. In this reply, I address both of these alleged problems and their underlying assumptions and show why they fail to provide any reasons not to introduce the suggested right.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,150

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Ethical Profiling.Michael Boylan - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (1-2):131 - 145.
Racial Profiling and Background Injustice.Paul Bou-Habib - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (1-2):33 - 46.
Profiling, Neutrality, and Social Equality.Lewis Ross - 2022 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 100 (4):808-824.
Profiling Color.J. Angelo Corlett - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (1-2):21 - 32.
Manipulation, Real-Time Profiling, and their Wrongs.Jiahong Chen & Lucas Miotto - 2022 - In Michael Klenk & Fleur Jongepier (eds.), The Philosophy of Online Manipulation. Routledge. pp. 392-409.
race and racial profiling.Annabelle Lever - 2017 - In Naomi Zack (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race. NEW YORK: Oxford University Press. pp. 425-435.
Genetic Profiling: Ethical Constraints upon Criminal Investigation Procedures.Michael Boylan - 2007 - Journal of International Political Theory 3:236-252.
The Right to Contest AI Profiling Based on Social Media Data.Thomas Ploug & Søren Holm - 2021 - American Journal of Bioethics 21 (7):21-23.
The ethics of personal genetic profiling.Christopher Hood - 2010 - Genomics, Society and Policy 6 (1):1-5.


Added to PP

9 (#1,257,023)

6 months
5 (#645,438)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?