Category Archives: digital ethics

My Research Agenda for 2016

A few weeks ago, my Altimeter colleagues and I published our 2016 trends overview. In it, I called out three themes that I expect will become more predominant this year: Analytics for the visual web (images, video, etc.); Ethical data … Continue reading

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Are we building a data “genome”?

Lately, I can’t stop collecting examples of how data and algorithms have infused our daily lives. But it’s not just the ads we click on or the items we place in shopping carts. Today, data carries intimate information about our bodies, finances, friends, interests, politics, family histories … Continue reading

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Is your data cheating on you? Five life lessons from the Ashley Madison hack

If you’re not one of the 37 million people whose data was hacked in the Ashley Madison breach, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Sort of. The Ashley Madison story may be great for a few news cycles of schadenfreude, … Continue reading

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What Brands Can Learn From Pinterest’s Privacy Updates

In the midst of all the complexity and fear about data usage and privacy, it’s nice to see an example of disclosure done well. A couple of weeks ago, Pinterest announced Buyable Pins, which will enable their users to buy products directly … Continue reading

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The Trust Imperative: A Framework for Ethical Data Use

Consider this: Consumers don’t trust the way organizations use their data. CEOs are concerned that lack of trust will harm reputation and growth. People who don’t trust companies are less likely to buy from them. Yet the default option for businesses … Continue reading

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Is Twitter Obligated to Preserve Politicians’ Deleted Tweets?

Politicians everywhere are probably celebrating like crazy this week. The Sunlight Foundation, an organization dedicated to making politics accountable and transparent, was just told by Twitter that it would no longer have access to its developer API, which enabled the site’s … Continue reading

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Tim Cook Just Threw Down on Data Privacy, And It Was Awesome

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave what TechCrunch called a “blistering speech” on data privacy Monday night at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) “Champions of Freedom” event. “I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and … Continue reading

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