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Ethics of personalized information filtering.

Koene, Ansgar and Perez, Elvira and Carter, Christopher James and Statache, Ramona and Adolphs, Svenja and O’Malley, Claire and Rodden, Tom and McAuley, Derek (2015) 'Ethics of personalized information filtering.', in Internet science : second international conference, INSCI 2015, Brussels, Belgium, May 27-29, 2015 ; proceedings. Cham: Springer, pp. 123-132. Lecture notes in computer science. (9089).


Online search engines, social media, news sites and retailers are all investing heavily in the development of ever more refined information filtering to optimally tune their services to the specific demands of their individual users and customers. In this position paper we examine the privacy consequences of user profile models that are used to achieve this information personalization, the lack of transparency concerning the filtering choices and the ways in which personalized services impact the user experience. Based on these considerations we argue that the Internet research community has a responsibility to increase its efforts to investigate the means and consequences of personalized information filtering.

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Date deposited:14 March 2018
Date of first online publication:2015
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