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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Internet and Culture (iCLIC)

Big Data: Wrongs and Rights Event

Time:
15:00 - 15:45
Date:
3 June 2015
Venue:
32/3077

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Sophie Stalla-Bourdillion at s.stalla-bourdillon@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

An 'iCLIC' seminar

 

Abstract:

Big Data has been characterised as a great economic opportunity and a massive threat to privacy. Both may be correct: the same technology can indeed be used in ways that are highly beneficial and those that are ethically intolerable, maybe even simultaneously. Using examples of how Big Data might be used in education - normally referred to as "learning analytics" - the seminar will discuss possible ethical and legal frameworks for Big Data, and how these might guide the development of technologies, processes and policies that can deliver the benefits of Big Data without the nightmares.

 

Speaker: Andrew Cormack

Andrew Cormack is Chief Regulatory Adviser, Jisc Technologies. He joined the company in 1999 as head of the JANET-CERT and EuroCERT incident response teams. In his current role he concentrates on the security, policy and regulatory issues around the network and services that Janet provides to its customer universities and colleges. Previously he worked for Cardiff  University running web and email services, and for NERC's Shipboard Computer Group. He has degrees in Mathematics, Humanities and Law.

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