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April 2019.

I am currently organizing a series of presentations on “Should data transparency be limited in the era of big data? The costs of ‘radical transparency’“.

Ethics in the use of big data is a very timely topic that cuts across the social sciences. See, for example, these very interesting articles by Prof. Michael Zimmer. I will use years of experience with analyzing data that carry unresolved ethical concerns to present arguments in favor and against the so-called ‘radical transparency’ approach.

In the talk, I will explore the use of personal information made by academics and non-academics in the socioenvironmental arena. I will discuss two cases from Brazil: the Rural Environmental Cadaster (CAR) and the Animal Transit Form dataset (GTA).

The first presentation will be at FEA USP, in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, on April 4. Others will follow in Rondônia, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, and Brasília.