Data & Society Research Institute

Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society

Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society

danah boyd, Geoffrey Bowker, Kate Crawford, Helen Nissenbaum

In collaboration with the National Science Foundation, the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society will provide critical social and cultural perspectives on big data initiatives. The Council brings together researchers from diverse disciplines – from anthropology and philosophy to economics and law – to address issues such as security, privacy, equality, and access in order to help guard against the repetition of known mistakes and inadequate preparation. Through public commentary, events, white papers, and direct engagement with data analytics projects, the Council will develop frameworks to help researchers, practitioners, and the public understand the social, ethical, legal, and policy issues that underpin the big data phenomenon. Work by the Council will be shared here.