Tag: discrimination

Data Analytics in Higher Education: A Mixed Bag

Nov 1, 2016 |

Like many companies in the United States, American universities are looking to big data to give them a competitive edge in attracting, educating, retaining, and ultimately graduating students. However, the actual application of data analytics is not balanced across the board, and in some cases is actually hurting students, a new report suggests. Read more…

Beware of Bias in Big Data, Feds Warn

Jan 8, 2016 |

A new report issued this week by the Federal Trade Commission applauds big data practitioners for helping to increase access to goods, services, healthcare, education, and employment. But the FTC also warned businesses and organizations to be aware of “hidden biases” Read more…

Is Big Data the Next Big Civil Rights Issue?

Sep 19, 2014 |

There’s no doubt that the big data phenomenon is having a major impact on our lives. Algorithms are affecting what we buy, who we date, and how we work and play. Read more…

FTC Expands Scrutiny of Big Data Practices

Aug 14, 2014 |

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is stepping up its scrutiny of big data practices as concerns grow about misuse of private data collected by banks, retailers and other enterprises.

The regulatory agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection is hosting a Sept. Read more…