Fri11

10:00 AM

day:
Friday
date:
04/11/2014
time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
event:
First National Conference on Big Data Ethics, Law, and Policy
location:
MORNING: Wilson Hall 402; AFTERNOON – Lower West Room of the Rotunda
type:
Conference
department:
Research-Office
audience:
Employees Faculty Students
details:
Sponsored by Data Sciences Institute and the Center for Big Data Ethics, Law, and Policy

The challenges and opportunities of big data derive from the massive amounts of data being collected, aggregated, and processed as well as the techniques used for the processing (data analytics). How will big data change science and the nature of knowledge? How will it affect healthcare, transportation, business, etc.?

Who, if anyone, owns data? Is there a threat to privacy when personal data is buried in massive, processed data? What are the value-biases built into particular analytics? Are there categories that should never be used in analyzing personal data? Should some data be publicly available to all researchers? Public discussion, legal analysis and decisions, and policy choices will powerfully shape the development and use of the tools, techniques, knowledge, and applications of new data sciences. This conference will be devoted to discussion of the big ethical, legal, and policy issues around big data.

MORNING: Wilson Hall 402

10:00 – 10:50 Keynote Speaker: Danah Boyd
What You Think You See: Privacy, Ethics, and Interpretation in an Era of "Big Data"

11:00 – 11: 50 Panel Discussion: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Big Data and New Media
Moderator: Siva Vaidhyanathan, Panelists: TBA

Noon – 2 pm – Lunch Break

AFTERNOON – Lower West Room of the Rotunda

2:00 – 2:50 Keynote Speaker: Michael Zimmer
Infrastructure, Code, and Justice: Gaps in our Ethical Discourse on Big Data

3:00 – 3:50 Panel Discussion: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Big Data and Healthcare
Moderator: Ruth Bernheim, Panelists: TBA
isCME:
No
speakers:
Danah Boyd (keynote speaker) Siva Vaidhyanathan (moderator); panelists TBA Michael Zimmer (keynote speaker) Ruth Bernheim (moderator); panelists TBA
registration:
No registration is necessary
contact:
Deborah Johnson Engineering and Society, SEAS 924-7751 dgj7p@virginia.edu
Attachments:
Big Data Ethics Conference Flyer.pdf

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