Database Discredited

TitleDatabase Discredited
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsRoth, W
PublisherTexas A&M University
KeywordsComputer Ethics , ELECTRICAL engineering
AbstractA large credit bureau has discovered that there is a problem with their 20 million record credit file. It came to their attention when an couple with extremely good credit history had trouble getting a mortgage to purchase their dream home and a credit check through the database showed that they are a bad credit risk. Further investigation by the local bank showed that the couple had been mis-identified in the credit bureau's databank and confused with another party who did have a bad credit history. You, as a consultant industrial engineer, have been hired to help solve this problem. Includes ethical and numerical questions about the case.
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