Event Title

Analyzing the Ashley Madison Dataset?

Presenter Information

Kathryn C. Seigfried-SpellarFollow

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

Ashley Madison is an online dating website for individuals who are married or in a committed relationship and are interested in having an affair; their slogan is “Life is short – Have an affair.” In August 2015, the Ashley Madison website was hacked and customer information was publically posted on the Internet for the world to see. Journalists, researchers and bloggers began downloading and analyzing the breached data, but for some, ethical concerns were raised. By viewing the Ashley Madison dataset, are we legitimizing the manner in which the dataset was obtained, and are we as a society encouraging future data exploits?

Location

STEW206

Start Date

9-24-2015 1:30 PM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315978

 
Sep 24th, 1:30 PM

Analyzing the Ashley Madison Dataset?

STEW206

Ashley Madison is an online dating website for individuals who are married or in a committed relationship and are interested in having an affair; their slogan is “Life is short – Have an affair.” In August 2015, the Ashley Madison website was hacked and customer information was publically posted on the Internet for the world to see. Journalists, researchers and bloggers began downloading and analyzing the breached data, but for some, ethical concerns were raised. By viewing the Ashley Madison dataset, are we legitimizing the manner in which the dataset was obtained, and are we as a society encouraging future data exploits?