Big data and the Facebook scandal: Issues and responses

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Abstract / Description of output

The recent scandal over the appropriation of users’ data from the Facebook platform serves to surface wider concerns about ‘big data’, relating inter alia to the ways in which personal data are obtained, stored and used for commercial purposes. This paper outlines some of the issues involved, and sketches some of the ways in which theologically-inspired reflection and action might begin to address those issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalTheology
Volume122
Issue number1
Early online date21 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • big data
  • consent
  • cybercrime
  • data brokerage
  • ethics
  • hermeneutics
  • privacy

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