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Big Data Challenges

Society, Security, Innovation and Ethics

Editors: Bunnik, A., Cawley, A., Mulqueen, M., Zwitter, A. (Eds.)

    • Defines the ethical and innovation challenges for national security in a Big Data age
    • Identifies the pressing need to unify corporate and governmental actors driving Big Data’s progress with political, regulatory and other social actors
    • Argues for a coalition of knowledge and understanding from within the sciences (e.g. engineering), humanities and the arts to better realise and maintain Big Data’s challenges for Security

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About this book

This book brings together an impressive range of academic and intelligence professional perspectives to interrogate the social, ethical and security upheavals in a world increasingly driven by data. Written in a clear and accessible style, it offers fresh insights to the deep reaching implications of Big Data for communication, privacy and organisational decision-making. It seeks to demystify developments around Big Data before evaluating their current and likely future implications for areas as diverse as corporate innovation, law enforcement, data science, journalism, and food security. The contributors call for a rethinking of the legal, ethical and philosophical frameworks that inform the responsibilities and behaviours of state, corporate, institutional and individual actors in a more networked, data-centric society. In doing so, the book addresses the real world risks, opportunities and potentialities of Big Data.

About the authors

Anno Bunnik is a researcher at Liverpool Hope University, UK. His research interests include intelligence, law enforcement, national security and counter-terrorism.

Anthony Cawley is Lecturer in Media at Liverpool Hope University, UK. His research interests include media industry innovation, news framing of current affairs, online journalism, media history, and Big Data and media.

Michael Mulqueen is a serving senior police officer involved in initiatives to exploit the opportunities of digital intelligence and investigation through ethical innovation. He previously was Professor of Media and Security Innovation at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Andrej Zwitter holds the NGIZ Chair in International Relations at the Faculty of Law, the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research foci include ethics in international politics and law, Big Data ethics, state of emergency politics, as well as law and politics of humanitarian action.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Big Data Challenges

    Bunnik, Anno (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Man vs. Machine: The Battle for the Soul of Data Science

    Reid, David

    Pages 11-22

  • The Network Effect on Ethics in the Big Data Age

    Zwitter, Andrej

    Pages 23-34

  • Security Networks and Human Autonomy: A Philosophical Investigation

    Lundie, David

    Pages 35-48

  • Is There a Press Release on That? The Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data for News Media

    Cawley, Anthony

    Pages 49-58

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-94885-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-94884-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Big Data Challenges
Book Subtitle
Society, Security, Innovation and Ethics
Editors
  • Anno Bunnik
  • Anthony Cawley
  • Michael Mulqueen
  • Andrej Zwitter
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94885-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94885-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94884-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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