Introduction to big data challenges

Anno Bunnik*, Anthony Cawley, Michael Mulqueen, Andrej Zwitter

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter introduces the rationale for the book. It explains why Big Data is one of the most prominent challenges of our time, with far-reaching implications for society and security. It sets out why the tension, and interaction, between innovation and ethics is at the forefront of the various challenges of Big Data. It clarifies the division of the book into Part I, ‘Between Mathematics and Philosophy’, and Part II on ‘Implications for Security’. Each chapter is also briefly introduced to the reader.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBig Data Challenges
Subtitle of host publicationSociety, Security, Innovation and Ethics
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781349948857
ISBN (Print)9781349948840
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jan-2016


  • Big data
  • Ethics
  • Innovation
  • Introduction
  • Security
  • Society

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