19 found
Order:
See also
Kevin Macnish
University of Twente
  1. Government Surveillance and Why Defining Privacy Matters in a Post‐Snowden World.Kevin Macnish - 2016 - Journal of Applied Philosophy (2).
    There is a long-running debate as to whether privacy is a matter of control or access. This has become more important following revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 regarding the collection of vast swathes of data from the Internet by signals intelligence agencies such as NSA and GCHQ. The nature of this collection is such that if the control account is correct then there has been a significant invasion of people's privacy. If, though, the access account is correct then (...)
    Direct download (10 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   14 citations  
  2.  3
    The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction.Kevin Macnish - 2017 - Routledge.
    _The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction_ systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of surveillance. Addressing important questions such as: Is it ever acceptable to spy on one's allies? To what degree should the state be able to intrude into its citizens' private lives in the name of security? Can corporate espionage ever be justified? What are the ethical issues surrounding big data? How far should a journalist go in pursuing information? Is it reasonable to expect a (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  3. Just Surveillance? Towards a Normative Theory of Surveillance.Kevin Macnish - 2014 - Surveillance and Society 12 (1):142-153.
    Despite recent growth in surveillance capabilities there has been little discussion regarding the ethics of surveillance. Much of the research that has been carried out has tended to lack a coherent structure or fails to address key concerns. I argue that the just war tradition should be used as an ethical framework which is applicable to surveillance, providing the questions which should be asked of any surveillance operation. In this manner, when considering whether to employ surveillance, one should take into (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  4. An Eye for an Eye: Proportionality and Surveillance.Kevin Macnish - 2015 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (3):529-548.
    It is often claimed that surveillance should be proportionate, but it is rarely made clear exactly what proportionate surveillance would look like beyond an intuitive sense of an act being excessive. I argue that surveillance should indeed be proportionate and draw on Thomas Hurka’s work on proportionality in war to inform the debate on surveillance. After distinguishing between the proportionality of surveillance per se, and surveillance as a particular act, I deal with objections to using proportionality as a legitimate ethical (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  5. Unblinking Eyes: The Ethics of Automating Surveillance.Kevin Macnish - 2012 - Ethics and Information Technology 14 (2):151-167.
    In this paper I critique the ethical implications of automating CCTV surveillance. I consider three modes of CCTV with respect to automation: manual, fully automated, and partially automated. In each of these I examine concerns posed by processing capacity, prejudice towards and profiling of surveilled subjects, and false positives and false negatives. While it might seem as if fully automated surveillance is an improvement over the manual alternative in these areas, I demonstrate that this is not necessarily the case. In (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  6.  29
    Mass Surveillance: A Private Affair?Kevin Macnish - 2020 - Moral Philosophy and Politics 7 (1):9-27.
    Mass surveillance is a more real threat now than at any time in history. Digital communications and automated systems allow for the collection and processing of private information at a scale never seen before. Many argue that mass surveillance entails a significant loss of privacy. Others dispute that there is a loss of privacy if the information is only encountered by automated systems.This paper argues that automated mass surveillance does not involve a significant loss of privacy. Through providing a definition (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  7.  27
    Surveillance Ethics.Kevin Macnish - 2011 - In James Fieser & Bradley Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    An introduction to the ethical issues of surveillance in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  8.  12
    Being Watched.Kevin Macnish - 2013 - The Philosophers' Magazine 63:84-90.
    This paper argues that a principle of discrimination is central to an ethical approach to surveillance.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  9.  2
    Big Data and Democracy.Kevin Macnish & Jai Galliott (eds.) - 2020 - Edinburgh University Press.
    What's wrong with targeted advertising in political campaigns? Are echo chambers a matter of genuine concern? How does data collection impact on trust in society? As decision-making becomes increasingly automated, how can decision-makers be held to account? This collection consider potential solutions to these challenges.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  80
    Being Watched: The Ethics of Targeted Surveillance.Kevin Macnish - 2013 - The Philosophers' Magazine 63:84-90.
    . There is a moral question at the heart of this issue as to what actions are justified for a democratic government in the arena of surveillance. In particular, I want to look here at whether untargeted surveillance, such as the collecting of the Verizon call records, is justified.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11. Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing by Kenneth Himes. [REVIEW]Kevin Macnish - 2016 - Theology 119 (5):363-64.
  12. Ethics.Kevin Macnish - 20148 - In Bruce Arrigo (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. SAGE.
    Article argues for the need and shape of an ethics of security.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  13.  8
    Ethics in an Age of Surveillance by Adam Henschke. [REVIEW]Kevin Macnish - 2018 - Ethics and International Affairs 32 (1):119-121.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14. Privacy and the Media by Andrew McStay. [REVIEW]Kevin Macnish - 2018 - European Journal of Communication 33 (1):102.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  2
    Response.Kevin Macnish - 2014 - Surveillance and Society 12 (1):175-181.
    Even if there is to be a general theory of ethical surveillance, though, it does not follow that the just war tradition is the best place to start. This gets to the heart of argument I make in the paper in that I believe this tradition captures all the relevant principles and misses none out. As a point of clarification, it is important to note that I am drawing on the just war tradition rather than the just war theory. While (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16. Surveillance Ethics: An Introduction.Kevin Macnish - 2017 - London: Routledge.
    The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of surveillance. Addressing important questions such as: Is it ever acceptable to spy on one's allies? To what degree should the state be able to intrude into its citizens' private lives in the name of security? Can corporate espionage ever be justified? What are the ethical issues surrounding big data? How far should a journalist go in pursuing information? Is it reasonable to expect a (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17. Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology by Gary T. Marx. [REVIEW]Kevin Macnish - 2017 - Surveillance and Society 15 (2):342-344.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18.  5
    Organisational Responses to the Ethical Issues of Artificial Intelligence.Bernd Carsten Stahl, Josephina Antoniou, Mark Ryan, Kevin Macnish & Tilimbe Jiya - forthcoming - AI and Society:1-15.
    The ethics of artificial intelligence is a widely discussed topic. There are numerous initiatives that aim to develop the principles and guidance to ensure that the development, deployment and use of AI are ethically acceptable. What is generally unclear is how organisations that make use of AI understand and address these ethical issues in practice. While there is an abundance of conceptual work on AI ethics, empirical insights are rare and often anecdotal. This paper fills the gap in our current (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19.  6
    Research and Practice of AI Ethics: A Case Study Approach Juxtaposing Academic Discourse with Organisational Reality.Bernd Stahl, Kevin Macnish, Tilimbe Jiya, Laurence Brooks, Josephina Antoniou & Mark Ryan - 2021 - Science and Engineering Ethics 27 (2):1-29.
    This study investigates the ethical use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technologies —using an empirical approach. The paper categorises the current literature and presents a multi-case study of 'on-the-ground' ethical issues that uses qualitative tools to analyse findings from ten targeted case-studies from a range of domains. The analysis coalesces identified singular ethical issues,, into clusters to offer a comparison with the proposed classification in the literature. The results show that despite the variety of different social domains, fields, and (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark