Abstract: This paper shares initial observations and quotes derived from semi-structured interviews with corporate data ethics practitioners that took place from 2018-2019. Quotes provide first-hand accounts of the privacy, fairness and other ethical issues encountered when managing big data analytics. Emerging processes are noted, in addition to substantive frameworks that firms are employing to address recognized issues. Hypotheses are then made as to why the Corporate Data Ethics field is developing and why different companies may approach the task of data ethics management differently. Future areas of research, including an ongoing survey effort, are noted.
Authors: Dennis D. Hirsch, Tim Bartley, Aravind Chandrasekaran, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Piers Norris Turner, Davon Norris, Keir Lamont, Christina Drummond
Date: September 10, 2019