Additional Reading


 

Read the Conference Synthesis by Rob Reich and Lucy Bernholz

 

Other texts suggested by or authored by participants in the Ethics of Data conference (Sept. 15-16, 2014 at Stanford University)

Table of contents of additional readings

1. Sharing Data While Protecting Privacy in Citizen Science

2. A Theory of Creepy: Technology, Privacy and Shifting Social Norms

3. Tweeting Up A Storm: The Promise and Perils of Crisis Mapping

4. Algorithmic Accountability: The Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of "Big Data"

5. Six Provocations for Big Data

6. Ethics and the Age of Digital Assumption

7. Engineering the Public: Big Data, Surveillence, and Computational Politics

8. Big Data Ethics

9. Sample Ethical Codes

10. Technological Due Process

11. Case Studies on Big Data and Nonprofits

 


 

Sharing Data While Protecting Privacy in Citizen Science

Authors: Anne Bowser, Andrea Wiggins, Lea Shanley, Jennifer Preece, Sandra Henderson

January-February 2014, interactions.acm.org

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A Theory of Creepy: Technology, Privacy and Shifting Social Norms

Authors: Omer Tene and Jules Polonetsky

16 Yale J.L. & Tech. 59 (2013)

There seem to be several categories of corporate behavior that customers and commentators have begun to lable "creepy" for lack of a better word. These behaviors rarely breach any of the recognized principles of privacy and data protection law... Creepy behavior pushes against traditional social norms; in others, it exposes a rift between the norms of engineers and marketing professionals and those of the public at large; and in yet others, social norms have yet to evolve to mediate a novel situation. 

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Tweeting Up A Storm: The Promise and Perils of Crisis Mapping

Authors: Lea. A. Shanley, Ryan Burns, Zachary Bastian, and Edward S. Robson

October 2013, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing

...the geospatial and remote sensing fields are experiencing another wave of significant technological, institutional, and social change.

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Algorithmic Accountability: The Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of "Big Data"

Authors: Data & Society Reserach Institute, datasociety.net

March 17, 2014, New York, NY

Accountability is fundamentally about checks and balances to power... But in a world of data and algorithms, accountability is often murky. 

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Six Provocations for Big Data

Authors: Danah Boyd, Kate Crawford

September 21, 2011, Oxford Internet Institute, "A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society"

The current ecosystem around Big Data creates a new kind of digital divide: the Big Data rich and the Big Data poor.

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Ethics and the Age of Digital Assumption

Author: Lucy Bernholz

August 04, 2014, Philanthropy 2173 blog

Here's the basic question - What are the ethical parameters for civil society organizations using digital information and infrastructure? 

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Engineering the Public: Big Data, Surveillance and Computational Politics

Author: Zeynep Tufecki

July 2014, First Monday, Volume 19, Number 7

Digital technologies have given rise to a new combination of big data and computational practices which allow for massive, latent data collection and sophisticated computational modeling, increasing the capacity of those with resources and access to use these tools to carry out highly effective, opaque and unaccountable campaigns of persuasion and social engineering in political, civic and commercial spheres.

http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4901/4097

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Big Data Ethics

Authors: Neil M. Richards and Jonathan King

2014, Wake Forest Law Review

In this paper, we argue that big data, broadly defined, is producing increased powers of institutional awareness and power that require the development of a Big Data Ethics.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2384174

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Sample domain specific ethical codes

Compiled for the Ethics of Data Conference 

September 2014

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Technological Due Process

Author: Danielle Keats Citron

University of Maryland School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper

A new concept of technological due process is essential to vindicate the norms underlying last century's procedural protections.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1012360

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Case Studies on Big Data and Nonprofits

Authors: Jeff Raderstrong and Katlyn Porter

Prepared for class discussion, George Washington University

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Last upated: August 22, 2014 by Stanford PACS