Tag: big data

DataEthics’ Mozilla Fellow 2019/20

  DataEthics’ Mozilla fellow 2019/20 is now announced. Each year Mozilla Fellows embed at a host organization. Fellows and host organizations are supported by the Ford Foundation, Mozilla and others and work alongside each other fighting for digital rights. See … Read More

New UK AI Report Warns Against Data Monopolies

RESEARCH. In a new report on Artificial Intelligence, the UK House of Lords promotes ethics as the centre of the development of artificial intelligence. The reports also paints a picture of a current AI field run by data monopolies. The report … Read More

Data Ethics Standards

With the increasing public debate on questions regarding  fake news, voter manipulation etc., ethical questions regarding data handling have finally gained real momentum. Several initiatives are currently set in motion to develop the basic data ethics standards for technology and … Read More

It’s Time for a Data Ethics Impact Assessment

Data protection impact assessments (DPIA), also referred to as Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), are compulsory under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But ensuring an organization or business’ data protection compliance now and in the future is the … Read More

Event: Big Data or Big Bias

By Morten Jastrup Event. Join Demokratiscenen and DataEthics in a dilemma game on AI, data and machine learning at TechFestival in Copenhagen September 6th. If you were a cancer patient, what would be most important to you – that your … Read More

Building the Future of Augmented Humans

by Francesco Lapenta, www.beingdigital.org Technologies have traditionally been approached as ancillary tools in the history of mankind. Means used to master nature and our environment, or tools used to enhance creativity and communication. This once clear distinction between us humans, … Read More

Artificial Intelligence can predict suidcide

Research. Based on hospital admissions researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have proven that you can predict the likelihood of a someone committing suicide. With machine-learning algorithms Colin Walsh, a data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, can predict the likelihood … Read More

Data Monopolies and Value Clashes

This is a chapter from the book Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage by Gry Hasselbalch and Pernille Tranberg published September 2016. Several significant lawsuits prompting large-scale media debate and political discourse have focused on American tech giants’ treatment … Read More

Facebook’s effects on democratic action

Many politicians, action groups and activists use Facebook to mobilize supporters for a particular political cause. But is Facebook the ideal platform for public political debate? Far from it, I say. Instead, Facebook transforms politics into a popularity contest. The … Read More

Human rights are at stake when we cross a border

by Gemma Galdon Clavell, Eticas, Barcelona ANALYSIS: The human rights, civil liberties and societal implications of securing borders through data processing, mining and matching are receiving little consideration. Travellers give away their data and biometrics to authorities with little awareness … Read More

Connected toys violate European consumer law

The Norwegian Consumer Council has looked at the terms and the technical features of selected connected toys. The findings show a serious lack of understanding of children’s rights to privacy and security. Based on what was discovered, consumer organizations in … Read More

The GDPR and Children

When the new EU data protection regulation (GDPR) will come into force in 2018, businesses must be ready to implement new requirements regarding the data of their users. This includes responsibilities in relation to their younger users. With e.g. a … Read More

DE:MOCRACY – FILM OG DEBAT

FREDAG 18. NOVEMBER KL.19, CINEMATEKET, KBH DataEthics.eu, Goethe Instituttet og Institut for Menneskerettigheder viser dokumentarfilmen Democracy – Im Rausch der Daten af David Bernet for første gang i Danmark. Filmen giver et enestående indblik i kulisserne bag lovgivningsarbejdet i EU … Read More

Modern Alchemy: Solving the AI Mystery

Blog. “Algorithms you get me like no other”. A person is leaning into a hole in an otherwise empty plain wall. Outside is a big sky with billions of distant stars. “30 songs you didn’t know you loved yet”, continues … Read More

Hvem bestemmer hvad privatliv er?

Analyse. Hvad er et privatliv? Når virksomheder og regeringer i dag fremhæver deres særlige rolle som beskyttere af retten til privatliv, kan man godt forledes til at tro, at vi har en fælles forståelse af, hvad det er der skal … Read More

Who Decides what Privacy is?

Analysis: What is privacy ? When companies and governments emphasize their special role as protectors of the right to privacy, one might be led to believe that we in society have a shared understanding of what privacy is. But although … Read More

EU’s New Data Laws Enables Big Data

Research. According to a new study from Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Yann Padova, the new EU data protection regulation (GDPR) considerably opens up the door for big data. “The new data protection setup is far from being simple or transparent, leaves … Read More

Big Data is Big Liability

News. Companies once thought they’d make big money off big data. Now it is their biggest liability. In the future, successful data companies will not own any data.  We are heading for a data crunch, as citizens are more conscious … Read More

New study: Ebola a big data disaster

Survey: The report “Ebola a big data disaster” by Sean Martin McDonald explores the use of Big Data in humanitarian crisis and the implications for privacy of some of the most vulnerable citizens of the world. In specific it questions … Read More

Re:publica: Berlin 2-4 May

“The re:publica is one of the largest and most exciting conferences about digital culture in the world. Since its foundation in 2007, it has grown from a cozy blogger meeting with 700 participants into a wide-ranging “society conference”, with 7000 … Read More

Heartificial Intelligence: Book coming out in 2016

How will machines know what we value if we don’t know ourselves? This is the central question for John C. Havens’ new book, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines coming out in 2016.    

Data ethics needed in algorithms

BLOG. Big data may provide us with new knowledge and insights. With the gigantous collection of big data, we can access large amounts of data from a variety of sources and with high velocity – even real time data – … Read More

Smart cities or smart people?

Blog: The city is connected to the Internet. We used to connect ourselves online with specifically dedicated devices (computers and later the mobile), but today there are virtually no limits to the things that connect us when we move around … Read More

Guarding and Growing Personal Data Value

Report: Businesses collect massive volumes of data from individuals, using it to personalize customer offerings, innovate products and diversify into new markets. But increasingly customers are concerned about who is doing what with their data. Governments are rewriting the rules … Read More

Data to be treated like nuclear power

News. Big Data and computer science are like nuclear power 60 years ago. As in the 1950s, scientists need to look critically at their work and take part in the public debate. That is according to Philip Rogaway, an accomplished … Read More

Can algorithms be racist?

News. The Internet is often regarded as a “great equalizer” in societal terms. But the use of Big Data can have the opposite effect, by reinforcing social and racial prejudices, Michael Brennan, Technology Program Officer at Internet Freedom, writes. By … Read More

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