The Ethics Of Collection Practices And Use Of Big Data Essay

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• Introduction o Today, it seems as if everyone is connected through his or her own cell phone. With this they create data and information, intentionally or not using them. This information can be collected from applications, text messaging, and simple just walking around with a cell phone connected. This data may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and other association relating to human behavior. The creation and use of this data is what today’s society puts under the large umbrella of big data. This paper discusses the ethics of collection practices and use of big data. o Definitions  To begin some definitions need to be established for the paper, so the reader can logically follow.  Big Data (http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2014/09/03/12-big-data-definitions-whats-yours/#23027dc021a9)  Big data and its definition has changed over the years. In a 2011 research project by MGI and Mckinsey’s Business’ defined big data as • “datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze,” the McKinsey researchers acknowledged that “this definition is intentionally subjective and incorporates a moving definition of how big a dataset needs to be in order to be considered big data.” • In an article by Gil Press of Forbes Maginzine, added to this definition with the following: o The new tools helping us find relevant data and analyze its implications. • Big data is what the modern world calls
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