The Big Data Agenda - Open Access eBook
This book highlights that the capacity for gathering, analysing, and utilising vast amounts of digital (user) data raises significant ethical issues. Annika Richterich provides a systematic contemporary overview of the field of critical data studies that reflects on practices of digital data collection and analysis. The book assesses in detail one big data research area: biomedical studies, focused on epidemiological surveillance. Specific case studies explore how big data have been used in academic work. The Big Data Agenda concludes that the use of big data in research urgently needs to be considered from the vantage point of ethics and social justice. Drawing upon discourse ethics and critical data studies, Richterich argues that entanglements between big data research and technology/internet corporations have emerged. In consequence, more opportunities for discussing and negotiating emerging research practices and their implications for societal values are needed.
Barton, R [Host]. (2018, March 22). Government data collection, Québec and Ontario elections [Video file]. From The National's At Issue. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/government-data-collection-quebec-and-ontario-elections-at-issue-1.4589280
Government data collection and upcoming elections in Quebec and Ontario are the focus of At Issue. On this edition, the panel of Andrew Coyne, Chantal Hebert and Paul Wells discuss how data collection is being used and how it could change elections, as well as Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard's chances for re-election.