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  • op-ed
    New York Times
    In this op-ed, Data & Society fellow Seeta Peña Gangadharan argues that the "rise of commercial data profiling is exacerbating existing inequities in society and could turn de facto discrimination into a high-tech enterpris... Read on New York Times
    August 2014
  • Resource
    Data & Society
    This workshop primer discusses the inference of relationships by data-oriented systems and analyzes the possible social, cultural, and ethical tensions that may arise from these connections. Read more
    March 2014
  • Resource
    Data & Society
    "Data Supply Chains" analyzes three case studies and investigates the major social, cultural, and ethical tensions that emerge as a result of transferred data. Read more
    March 2014
  • Resource
    Data & Society
    This workshop primer discusses uneven data access and distribution, and analyzes how lack of access affects the broader issues of inequality and asymmetries in power. Read more
    March 2014
  • Resource
    Data & Society
    This workshop primer discusses three case studies and explores questions related to the major social, cultural, and ethical tensions that emerge from our society's growing dependence on algorithmic technology. Read more
    March 2014
  • event
    Data & Society
    March 2014
  • Academic Article
    Stanford Law Review
    In the Stanford Law Review symposium issue on privacy and big data (September 2013), Cynthia Dwork and Data & Society advisor Deirdre Mulligan argue that "privacy controls and increased transparency fail to address concerns... Read on Stanford Law Review
    September 2013
  • Academic Article
    SSRN
    This essay offers a multi-discplinary social analysis of the “Big Data" phenomenon with the goal of sparking a conversation, and it continues to provide a point of reference for the launch and development of Data & Society.... Read on SSRN
    September 2011
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