On June 16, 2014, CUSP will host a workshop in New York City to discuss the forthcoming book, Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement. The book, edited by Julia Lane, Victoria Stodden, Stefan Bender, and Helen Nissenbaum, will be published by Cambridge University Press.
Privacy concerns over the use of big data for commercial or intelligence purposes are much discussed, yet big data can also be harnessed to serve the public good. Federal, state, and local governments can better use their data to improve services and reduce taxpayer costs; scientists can use new forms of data to do research that improves people’s lives; and non-profit organizations can use information to advocate for public causes. Concern over privacy and confidentiality issues must be addressed to enable the realization of these beneficial uses of big data.
For more information including free registration link, see: http://cusp.nyu.edu/event-registration/?ee=44