Data Ethics

Practical Strategies for Implementing Ethical Information Management and Governance

Learn how organizational data can be governed according to ethical principles with this practical guide.
EAN: 9781398610279
Edition: 2
Format: 235x158
400 pages

About the book

Data-gathering technology is more sophisticated than ever, as are the ethical standards for using this data. This second edition shows how to navigate this complex environment.

Data Ethics
provides a practical framework for the implementation of ethical principles into information management systems. It shows how to assess the types of ethical dilemmas organizations might face as they become more data-driven. This fully updated edition includes guidance on sustainability and environmental management and on how ethical frameworks can be standardized across cultures that have conflicting values. There is also discussion of data colonialism, the challenge of ethical trade-offs with ad-tech and analytics such as Covid-19 tracking systems and case studies on Smart Cities and Demings Principles.

As the pace of developments in data-processing technology continues to increase, it is vital to capitalize on the opportunities this affords while ensuring that ethical standards and ideals are not compromised. Written by internationally regarded experts in the field, Data Ethics is the essential guide for students and practitioners to optimizing ethical data standards in organizations.

About the authors

Katherine O'Keefe works with Ireland's national water utility, Uisce Éireann, and is on the teaching faculty of the Law Society of Ireland's Diploma Centre. She has developed international professional accreditation schemes for information management, for which she was awarded the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award in 2017.

Daragh O Brien is the founder and managing director of Castlebridge, a leading data strategy
consultancy. He lectures in Data Protection and Data Governance in the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin. Daragh is a founding member of the Strategic Advisory Board to the School of Business in Maynooth University.

Ethics play an increasingly important role when considering how to collect and use personal data. This updated edition of Data Ethics clearly explains how to take ethics seriously and make it an integral part of business information management and governance. The combination of sound and up to date legal theories with practical tips and case studies makes it a useful handbook for anyone working with data on a regular basis.

Paul Breitbarth, Senior Visiting Fellow, European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, Maastricht University