Ethics used to be simpler to comprehend.

But digital technology changed everything. Unethical acts can be as easy as a mere mouse click, victims are only notional and remote, and the impact can be magnified to a global scale in a heartbeat.

Today, we see corporations rush to embrace the digital revolution, generating and harnessing mountains of data that continue to grow geometrically each year.

At the same time, the power of analytics is advancing by leaps and bounds.Not many of us are aware that these combined trends have already presented difficult paradoxes for us to resolve.Human analytics or George Orwell redux?
The ethics of the privacy-versus-transparency paradox is perhaps the most nuanced.

Current technologies can harness all the human communications data of employees, such as email and social media, and apply such analytical power as to profile every employee in ways never imagined before.

Data analytics now has the power to answer basic questions on human dynamics, such as: Who knows whom? Who knows what? Who are the go-to people? Who are the potential leaders? The value of such knowledge is obviously compelling to all enterprises.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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