Data Ethics Article in Politiken

02.05.2019

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Seluxit’s Jakob Mainz, Industrial PhD, Philosophy of Ethics, is published in today’s Politiken (national Danish newspaper).

“Your robot vacuum cleaner can be an accomplice in a robbery, your electricity meter can reveal, that your husband is having an affair.” This introduction makes clear the potential stakes and ethical questions raised in Jakob’s article.

Because Seluxit helps its customers produce connected products, we need to navigate such ethical questions that arise from IoT products and the ownership and use of their data. That’s why Seluxit hired Jakob to face the questions from an enlightened perspective. If we are aware of the potentially negative aspects that can arise as a result of our work, we can better ensure that our contribution leads to value and benefits the products’ stakeholders.