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The ethics of big data: current and foreseeable issues in biomedical contexts

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The capacity to collect and analyse data is growing exponentially. Referred to as 'Big Data', this scientific, social and technological trend has helped create destabilising amounts of information, which can challenge accepted social and ethical norms. Big Data remains a fuzzy idea, emerging across social, scientific, and business contexts sometimes seemingly related only by the gigantic size of the datasets being considered. As is often the case with the cutting edge of scientific and techno...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11948-015-9652-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht Publisher's website
Journal:
Science and Engineering Ethics Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
303-341
Publication date:
2015-05-23
Acceptance date:
2015-05-13
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EISSN:
1471-5546
ISSN:
1353-3452
URN:
uuid:53c4498d-b1bf-4f94-a0e8-830205882f2c
Source identifiers:
526395
Local pid:
pubs:526395
Paper number:
2

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