Is it OK to use stolen data? What if it’s scientific research in the public interest?

There’s a fine line between getting hold of data that may be in the public interest and downright stealing data just because you can. And simply because the data is out there – having been stolen by online intruders and then leaked – does not mean it is right to use it.

A paper published in Nature Machine Intelligence this week is an effort to help guide data scientists and researchers through the ethical dilemmas which present themselves when considering using information obtained from data breaches.

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Source: The Register