Children and the Data Cycle: Rights and Ethics in a Big Data World

  title={Children and the Data Cycle: Rights and Ethics in a Big Data World},
  author={Gabrielle Berman and Kerry Albright},
In an era of increasing dependence on data science and big data, the voices of one set of major stakeholders – the world’s children and those who advocate on their behalf – have been largely absent. A recent paper estimates one in three global internet users is a child, yet there has been little rigorous debate or understanding of how to adapt traditional, offline ethical standards for research involving data collection from children, to a big data, online environment (Livingstone et al., 2015… 

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  • 2016
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