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.
Points"Over the last two years, Data & Society has been convening a Council on Big Data, Ethics, and Society where we’ve had intense discussions about how to situate ethics in the practice of data science. We talked about the imp... Read on PointsApril 2016
Ethical ResolveIn this blogpost for Ethical Resolve, researcher Jacob Metcalf discusses A/B testing and research ethics and argues that: ...data scientists need to earn the social trust that is the foundation of ethical research in any field... Read on Ethical ResolveAugust 2015