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Big Data and Democracy

Kevin Macnish and Jai Galliott (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This edited collection tackles subjects that have arisen as a result of new capabilities to collect, analyse and use vast quantities of data using complex algorithms. Questions tackled include what ... More


Big Data Analytics and the Accessibility of Public Inquiries

Philip Garnett and Sarah M. Hughes

in Big Data and Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter, Garnett and Hughes focus on the role of big data in accessing information from public inquiries. Looking at the Chelsea Manning court martial in the US and the Leveson Inquiry in the ... More


False Positives: Opportunities and Dangers in Big-Data Text Analysis1

Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

in Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034357
eISBN:
9780262332064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034357.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What is big data, and what does it have to do with the humanities? The Snowden revelations have drawn attention to the opportunities and dangers to the gathering of large collections of data, ... More


The Technics of a Gnostic World: an Ontogeny of Big Data

John MacWillie

in Big Data and Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

MacWillie’s chapter develops an ontological understanding of the infrastructure underlying big data applications through an historical overview of developments in information communications ... More


Developing an Ethical Compass for Big Data

Harald Stelzer and Hristina Veljanova

in Big Data and Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Stelzer and Veljanova argue in this chapter for a new ethical compass with which to approach big data concerns, such as privacy, equality, and discrimination. They identify key ethical concerns which ... More


An Introduction to Big Data and Democracy

Kevin Macnish and Jai Galliott

in Big Data and Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the book through highlighting recent cases of ethical and democratic concern arising through the use of data analytics (so-called “big data”). The aftermath of the election of ... More


Article 4(1). Personal data

Lee A. Bygrave and Luca Tosoni

in The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A Commentary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198826491
eISBN:
9780191932267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826491.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The principles of data protection should apply to any information concerning an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data which have undergone pseudonymisation, which could be ... More


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