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Who Needs Stories if You Can Get the Data? ISPs in the Era of Big Number Crunching

Who Needs Stories if You Can Get the Data? ISPs in the Era of Big Number Crunching In this article, I will investigate to what extent democracy and the Rule of Law require that ISPs as ‘common carriers’ that provide ‘mere conduit’ pre-empt extensive monitoring of the content they carry. I will trace this duty as a moral duty that is bound up with the framework of constitutional democracy, arguing that such monitoring affords unprecedented data-mining operations that could stifle our account of ourselves as moral agents in the novel infosphere. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy & Technology Springer Journals

Who Needs Stories if You Can Get the Data? ISPs in the Era of Big Number Crunching

Philosophy & Technology , Volume 24 (4) – Jul 30, 2011

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by The Author(s)
Subject
Philosophy; Philosophy of Technology
ISSN
2210-5433
eISSN
2210-5441
DOI
10.1007/s13347-011-0041-8
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Abstract

In this article, I will investigate to what extent democracy and the Rule of Law require that ISPs as ‘common carriers’ that provide ‘mere conduit’ pre-empt extensive monitoring of the content they carry. I will trace this duty as a moral duty that is bound up with the framework of constitutional democracy, arguing that such monitoring affords unprecedented data-mining operations that could stifle our account of ourselves as moral agents in the novel infosphere.

Journal

Philosophy & TechnologySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 30, 2011

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