Posted Apr. 29, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Laws and ethics can't keep pace with technology

Published: 2014-04-29 09:46:00
Updated: 2014-04-29 09:46:00

Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa

Opinion: Employers can get into legal trouble if they ask interviewees about their religion, sexual preference, or political affiliation. Yet they can use social media to filter out job applicants based on their beliefs, looks, and habits. Laws forbid lenders from discriminating on the basis of race, gender, and sexuality. Yet they can refuse to give a loan to people whose Facebook friends have bad payment histories, if their work histories on LinkedIn don't match their bios on Facebook, or if a computer algorithm judges them to be socially undesirable. These regulatory gaps exist because laws have not kept up with advances in technology....

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