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The Society of Data Miners (SocDM) together with the Ethics for Analytics working group are hosting this afternoon session with support from the Personal Data & Trust Network (PD&TN).
Changes in data analysis practices are evolving at breakneck speed and the volume of available data is constantly growing. Practitioners in data analysis and data mining come from a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from mathematics, statistics, economic modelling, computer science, business intelligence and linguistics. This means that a huge new economic sector is emerging without the guidelines for professional practice that are taken for granted in more traditional areas of business.
A Credible Code of Conduct for the Data Analytics Community
The Society of Data Miners are seeking to remedy this glaring omission by providing a credible code of conduct for data analytics practitioners and in turn make data analysis a 'true profession'. They are organising a series of meetings over the next two years with a view to canvassing a wide range of perspectives and requirements for a comprehensive code of ethical best practice. Through gathering intelligence and opinions from practitioners they will ensure that the code drafted corresponds as much is possible to the actual concerns in the industry. Throughout this programme of meetings, SocDM will be addressing issues such as consent, disclosure, respect for the data subject and the limits of anonymity.
The programme will kick off on 5 December 2016 with a panel discussion at the Digital Catapult, London. SocDM are also pleased to announce that the panel speakers will include
- Ethics for Analytics working group leaders Hugh Lawson-Tancred and Tom Khabaza
- Richard Beaumont from OneTrust, and the Co-Chair of the PD&TN's Consent working group,
- Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo from the Oxford Internet Institute and a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, and
- Hetan Shah, the Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society.
This promises to be an extremely lively and valuable discussion that will begin to focus minds and encourage clear thinking in this crucial and sensitive area. Participants, as much as the speakers, will be encouraged to share opinions on key ethics questions from a variety of perspectives, and will gain a sharper focus on topics they may already be familiar with, as well as those they've yet to grasp intensively.
This event is aimed at anyone with a stake of any kind in data analytics and ethics, particularly practitioners and consumers/consumer groups, and would like the opportunity to participate in drafting a code of ethics for data analysis that will have very concrete application in the real world.