Aspects of data ethics in a changing world: Where are we now?

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Title: Aspects of data ethics in a changing world: Where are we now?
Authors: Hand, DJ
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Ready data availability, cheap storage capacity, and powerful tools for extracting information from data have the potential to significantly enhance the human condition. However, as with all advanced technologies, this comes with the potential for misuse. Ethical oversight and constraints are needed to ensure that an appropriate balance is reached. Ethical issues involving data may be more challenging than the ethical challenges of some other advanced technologies partly because data and data science are ubiquitous, having the potential to impact all aspects of life, and partly because of their intrinsic complexity. We explore the nature of data, personal data, data ownership, consent and purpose of use, trustworthiness of data as well as of algorithms and of those using the data, and matters of privacy and confidentiality. A checklist is given of topics that need to be considered.
Issue Date: 17-Sep-2018
Date of Acceptance: 11-Aug-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63421
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1089/big.2018.0083
ISSN: 2167-6461
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Start Page: 176
End Page: 190
Journal / Book Title: Big Data
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Copyright Statement: © 2018 David J. Hand; Published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. This Open Access article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
Computer Science, Theory & Methods
Computer Science
algorithms
confidentiality
data ownership
personal data
privacy
trustworthiness
algorithms
confidentiality
data ownership
personal data
privacy
trustworthiness
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-09-17
Appears in Collections:Mathematics
Statistics
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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