Caveat Emptor: The Risks of Using Big Data for Human Development

Siddique Latif*, Adnan Qayyum, Muhammad Usama, Junaid Qadir, Andrej Zwitter, Muhammad Shahzad

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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"Big Data" has the potential to facilitate sustainable development in many sectors of life such as education, health, agriculture, and in combating humanitarian crises and violent conflicts. However, lurking beneath the immense promises of Big Data are some significant risks such as 1) the potential use of Big Data for unethical ends; 2) its ability to mislead through reliance on unrepresentative and biased data; and 3) the various privacy and security challenges associated with data (including the danger of an adversary tampering with the data to harm people). These risks can have severe consequences and a better understanding of these risks is the first step towards their mitigation of these risks. In this article, we highlight the potential dangers associated with using Big Data, particularly for human development.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)82-90
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftIeee technology and society magazine
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - sep-2019
Evenement24th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS) - Technology, Ethics and Policy - Washington
Duur: 13-nov-201814-nov-2018

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