New article: “Addressing Conceptual Gaps in Big Data Research Ethics: An Application of Contextual Integrity”

I'm happy to share the (open) publication of a new article "Addressing Conceptual Gaps in Big Data Research Ethics: An Application of Contextual Integrity" in Social Media + Society. In this article, I revisit the OkCupid data collection and release controversy,…

Seeking Postdoctoral Research Associate to Join PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research

I am hiring a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research project! This is a 12-month position, with possible renewal for a 2nd year. Details below. Please join us! Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Project: PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics…

Funded PhD Position to Join PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research

[Note: this PhD position is no longer available. See recent posting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate here] Are you a graduate student interested in big data, data ethics, internet research, or internet research ethics? Are you looking for a funded…

New NSF Grant Project: PERVADE — Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research

I'm thrilled to announce PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research), a collaborative, 4-year research project funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study how diverse stakeholders - big data researchers, platforms, regulators, and user communities -…

ALISE Webinar: Ethics in Library Research Data Services

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More on OkCupid and the Ethics of Big Data Research

Following up on my recent editorial at Wired, “OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils Of Big-Data Science”, I have posted an expanded version of that opinion piece at Ampersand, the blog for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a space committed to promoting dialogue and…

Wired Editorial: “OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils of Big-Data Science”

We clearly have entered the era of big data. Armed with petabytes of transaction data, clickstreams and cookie logs, as well as data from social networks, mobile phones, and the “internet of things,” a wide range of economic interests, including…

Joining NISO-RDA Working Group on Privacy Implications of Research Data Sets

I'm excited to join (another) NISO project, in partnership with the Research Data Alliance, focusing on the privacy implications of shared research data. I'll be joining Todd Carpenter (NISO) and Bonnie Tijerina as co-chairs leading this effort. The RDA/NISO Privacy Implications of…