Below are some specific places to explore the fascinating field of data ethics, which DataEthics.eu defines as being ‘...about responsible and sustainable use of data. It is about doing the right thing for people and society. Data processes should be designed as sustainable solutions benefitting first and foremost humans. Data ethics refer and adhere to the principles and values on which human rights and personal data protection laws are based‘ :
- Data ethics and the digital economy (Nov 2019 ICO blog)
- Why do we need data ethics? (Sep 2019 ODPA blog)
- The philosophy of privacy (Nov 2018 ODPA blog)
- An ethical data future? (Sep 2018 ODPA blog)
- Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in data-driven life this landmark event, the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners was a conference held on 22-26 October 2018 – read: conference report)
- Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation: The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is ‘an independent advisory body set up and tasked by the UK Government to investigate and advise on how we maximise the benefits of data-driven technologies’.
- The Alan Turing Institute’s Data Ethics Group: find out more about how this group is ‘shaping understanding of the ethical and societal implications of data’.
- Data Ethics Canvas: this specific resource was developed by the ODI (Open Data Institute), it helps ‘identify and manage ethical issues – at the start of a project that uses data, and throughout’.
- Moral Machine: this MIT-based platform aims to ‘build a crowd-sourced picture of human opinion on how machines should make decisions when faced with moral dilemmas, and crowd-source assembly and discussion of potential scenarios of moral consequence’.