The ethics of big data as a public good: which public? Whose good?

  title={The ethics of big data as a public good: which public? Whose good?},
  author={Linnet Taylor},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  • L. Taylor
  • Published 9 August 2016
  • Political Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
International development and humanitarian organizations are increasingly calling for digital data to be treated as a public good because of its value in supplementing scarce national statistics and informing interventions, including in emergencies. In response to this claim, a ‘responsible data’ movement has evolved to discuss guidelines and frameworks that will establish ethical principles for data sharing. However, this movement is not gaining traction with those who hold the highest-value… 
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