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Questions tagged [ethics]

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Employer's website is “web scraping” from another site, can I be liable even though I did not write that code?

So recently I came about an article about web scraping, and it said how most of the time scraping is illegal. I did not know this in past, and did not know the website I was working on was using a ...
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How should US SSN be anonimized?

I have just gotten access to a US government dataset. It is not open, but could eventually be made open. The dataset includes hashed US SSNs. It looks like they used some general hashing function that ...
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Is metadata about data from my clients my data or the clients?

I hope this is the right place to ask. I thought that a forum about open data would probably attract people who know about how open data is (or NOT is) :) we are a company that (among other things) ...
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Ethics of publicizing public data

Recently, I worked on a project that scrapes the county sheriff's inmate locator site as a roundabout way to get insight into where the delays occur in the local court system. The photograph, name, ...