Hazard: Danger Of Misuse#

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Description#

There is a danger of misusing the algorithm, technology, or data collected as part of this work.

Examples#

Example 1: Statistical method to do impossible tasks, for example predicting future human behaviour.

Example 2: The collection of a large data set of individuals, which could be hacked, or used for other purposes.

Safety Precautions#

  • Write clear instructions about in what circumstances the algorithm/technology will work or give valid answers and present these wherever the work is presented.

  • If work is piloted outside of this context, it must be re-tested.

  • Follow data governance guidelines.