Human-Data Interaction: The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society

  title={Human-Data Interaction: The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society},
  author={Richard Mortier and Hamed Haddadi and Tristan Henderson and Derek McAuley and Jon A. Crowcroft},
The increasing generation and collection of personal data has created a complex ecosystem, often collaborative but sometimes combative, around companies and individuals engaging in the use of these data. We propose that the interactions between these agents warrants a new topic of study: Human-Data Interaction (HDI). In this paper we discuss how HDI sits at the intersection of various disciplines, including computer science, statistics, sociology, psychology and behavioural economics. We expose… 

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