Big problems, big data, little privacy? Ethics of data use in development contexts

Business & Innovation
re:publica 2015

Short thesis: 

Big Data is the buzz word, not just in the context of the Germany economies attempt to take digitization seriously Industry 4.0 but also in development cooperation.

Description: 

Big Data is the buzz word, not just in the context of the Germany economies attempt to take digitization seriously Industry 4.0 but also in development cooperation.

The use of telco data in development context was highly discussed during the outbreak of Ebola last year – in which cases is it justifiable to use telco data in countries where there are no or weak privacy and data protection laws? What say do citizens have when it comes to the reuse of their anonomized or personal data for a greater good, like the fight the spread of disease, or the decongestion of city areas?

This debate will feature examples from Senegal and Kenya and discuss the pros and cons of big data in development contexts.

 

This session is part of the GIG programme and hosted by the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communication.

STG-5
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
English
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Intermediate

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