Alexandra Paxton, University of Connecticut

Date:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:30pm
Location:
A02 Peretsman Scully Hall

"From human subjects to human data: Opportunities, challenges, and paradigm shifts in data science research ethics"

Abstract:
Today, we generate, store, and share more data about ourselves than ever before in history. This has opened the door to scientifically understanding real-world behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and social dynamics at an unprecedented scale, but recent ethical abuses and security breaches have sparked important conversations about the future of data science ethics with human data. In this talk, I will explore how data scientists could find inspiration for 21st-century data ethics in the Belmont Report—the foundation for modern U.S. human-subjects research ethics—and will discuss some of the extensions, considerations, and open questions that such a framework might pose.

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