Why Care About Data & Society?

Chapter Written by J.J. Sylvia, Ph.D.

“I’m not worried about privacy because I haven’t done anything wrong.”

– Most People

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the ethical challenges and societal implications of big data, including issues of privacy, trust, and potential for misuse.

  • Understand the various approaches to regulating big data and why traditional methods like notice and consent or anonymization are increasingly insufficient.

  • Critically discuss the intersection of race, gender, and capitalism in the realm of data science, recognizing how biases can be built into algorithms and data sets