In collaboration with the National Science Foundation, the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society brings together researchers from diverse disciplines – from anthropology and philosophy to economics and law – to address issues such as security, privacy, equality, and access in order to help guard against the repetition of known mistakes and inadequate preparation. Through public commentary, events, white papers, and direct engagement with data analytics projects, the Council develops frameworks to help researchers, practitioners, and the public understand the social, ethical, legal, and policy issues that underpin the big data phenomenon. Though currently formally inactive, Data & Society hosts the Council’s online resources.
The Council for Big Data, Ethics, and SocietyThe Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society has released a comprehensive white paper consolidating conversations and ideas from two years of meetings and discussions: Today’s release marks a major milestone for the Council... Read moreMay 2016
Big Data and SocietyD&S Researcher Jake Metcalf and D&S Affiliate Kate Crawford examine the growing discontinuities between research practices of data science and established tools of research ethics regulation. Abstract: There are growin... Read on Big Data and SocietyMay 2016