Big Data as a Tool For Gender Equality

by Angela Guess Lauren Walker of Newsweek recently wrote, “Even in the age of big data, some numbers pertaining to women are glaringly missing: numbers on global maternal mortality rates are incomplete, statistics regarding women and unpaid work are flawed and conflict-related gender-based violence figures are lacking. To begin tackling this problem from the bottom […]

The Intersection of Big Data and Civil Rights

by Angela Guess Brain Fung of the Washington Post reports, “The backlash against the government’s use of bulk phone records for intelligence purposes has been led mostly by technologists used to speaking the language of privacy. But a new push by civil rights organizations to challenge ‘big data’ — both in the public and private sectors — is […]

Big Data & Civil Rights

by Angela Guess Alistair Croll of O’Reilly Radar recently opined that Big Data is this generation’s civil rights issue — we just don’t know it yet. He writes, “Data doesn’t invade people’s lives. Lack of control over how it’s used does. What’s really driving so-called big data isn’t the volume of information. It turns out big […]

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