The Ethics of Big Data: Current and Foreseeable Issues in Biomedical Contexts

@article{Mittelstadt2016TheEO,
  title={The Ethics of Big Data: Current and Foreseeable Issues in Biomedical Contexts},
  author={Brent Daniel Mittelstadt and L. Floridi},
  journal={Science and Engineering Ethics},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={303-341}
}
The capacity to collect and analyse data is growing exponentially. Referred to as ‘Big Data’, this scientific, social and technological trend has helped create destabilising amounts of information, which can challenge accepted social and ethical norms. Big Data remains a fuzzy idea, emerging across social, scientific, and business contexts sometimes seemingly related only by the gigantic size of the datasets being considered. As is often the case with the cutting edge of scientific and… 

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