This project will map the ethical and policy dilemmas arising from data sharing between universities and technology companies. Data exchanges often evade oversight because the data do not include direct personal identifiers, but today, computing techniques allow such data to be linked back to individuals. Consumers may have little understanding that their data may be given to others for analysis. This project will make recommendations about policies and practices that universities and companies can adopt to ensure that data sharing comports with shared norms about privacy and informed consent.
Ethical and Policy Issues for University Data Sharing in the Age of Big Data