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Data & SocietyFairness in Precision Medicine is the first report to deeply examine the potential for biased and discriminatory outcomes in the emerging field of precision medicine; "the effort to collect, integrate and analyze multiple sources of data in order to develop individualized insights about health and disease." Read moreFebruary 2018
PointsD&S advisor Baratunde Thurston details his exploration of The Glass Room exhibit. "I want to see The Glass Room everywhere there is an Apple Store…And anyone founding or working for a tech company should have to prove th... Read on PointsDecember 2016
Journal of Law, Medicine and EthicsHealth and Big Data: An Ethical Framework for Health Information Collection by Corporate Wellness ProgramsD&S affiliates Ifeoma Ajunwa and Kate Crawford, with Joel Ford, co-wrote this piece discussing how big data is used in wellness programs instituted by large corporations and how that can impact workers' privacy and can spark em... Read on Journal of Law, Medicine and EthicsSeptember 2016
Data & SocietyThe growth of the Identity State is premised on the administrative fantasy that citizens can be grasped, fixed, and rendered stable in the state’s imagination. Biometric technologies are seen as core to this act of fixation, de... Read moreJuly 2015
Data & SocietyAlthough we cannot disclaim the utility of genetic data, it is important to consider whether we are being socially and governmentally coerced to relinquish our genetic data. If so, what does this mean for privacy and discrimina... Read moreJune 2015
Data & SocietyThis workshop primer discusses the inference of relationships by data-oriented systems and analyzes the possible social, cultural, and ethical tensions that may arise from these connections. Read moreMarch 2014