Data underpins the digital economy. Thanks to advanced analytics and massive improvements in processing power, data can be used to optimise processes and create new products and services tailored to our needs. But this huge leap forward is not without risks. As innovators push the boundaries, so the spotlight is falling on the ethics of data use – shifting the debate from what we can do with data to what we should.
Further insights on data ethics
Do businesses really need to be ethical with data?
By Rachael Annear
Mo data, mo problems? What we shouldn't do
By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Where does your data come from?
By Dr Brent Mittelstadt
Does data ethics get as much attention worldwide?
Our team of experts in Washington, London and Hong Kong discuss.