Category Archives: Theme Four: Use

TMI?

Does having too much information limit your “reach”?

“The Online Tool That Helps—and Hinders?—College Applicants,” The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2019.  Application shows where earlier classes report what colleges they applied to and where they got accepted.  May result in students not applying to schools that they might get into.

How do you use information, even if you know it is incomplete?  Not all colleges are listed, and there may be other data defects.

Use. Information.

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Non-disclosure

If you have information, do you need to share it?

“Boeing Didn’t Advise Airlines, FAA That It Shut Off Warning System,” The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2019.  Boeing failed to advise that it had disconnected a safety warning in its 737 MAX jets.

When do you have a duty to tell your customers something?

Governance and Information.  And certainly non-Use.

 

 

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Recording

“Chiefs Receiver Tyreek Hill Faces Renewed Domestic-Abuse Probe After Disturbing Audio Recording,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2019.  Troubling comment on recording.

Who recorded this conversation, and why didn’t the police and the prosecutors pay more attention to it?

Certainly, Information, but of what value, evidentiary or otherwise?  Are there rules against recording this? Is there a process (Governance) for the police to review such recordings?  And for the prosecutor to review it?  How should the team and the league react to unproven allegations?  Is this non-compliance with a league rule?

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Illegal information

“How Challenges Over Robert Kraft Spa Video May Hamper Prosecutors’ Case,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019. Were video recordings in a massage parlor illegally made or illegally leaked?

Can prosecutors use information (video) that was allegedly improperly obtained?

Questions about how the warrant was obtained and whether the representations to the court were accurate/truthful.  So, Governance (Constitution), Compliance (by the police), Information (video), and Use (non-use).

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Brain waves

“Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Turn Brain Signals Into Speech,” The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2019.  Translating brain signals into speech.

Interesting use of Information (brain signals).

Bet you can think of some interesting implications.  Lie detectors? Foreign language learning?

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Gene database

“Risk Scores Assess Ties Between Genes and Obesity, Disease,” The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2019.  Using genetic data to predict risk of disease.

This is more about use of available information. Or the reuse of information collected for one purpose being used for another.  Whose information is it?  What are the controls on the use of this information?

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Use/non-use

“U.S. Requires Texas Tech Med School to End Use of Race in Admissions Decisions,” The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2019.  The US government prohibits the use of a person’s race as a factor in medical school admissions.

What information can you use in making admissions decisions, and what information can you not use?  Is “race” information?  Is this part of Information Governance?   And Compliance?

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