Towards an ethical framework about Big Data era: Metaethical, normative ethical and hermeneutical approaches

Morán, Reyes Towards an ethical framework about Big Data era: Metaethical, normative ethical and hermeneutical approaches. Heliyon, 2022, vol. 8, n. 2, pp. 1-8. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The main ethical challenges that arise for Information Sciences (with the daily use in different areas of Big Data applications) are not about the reliability of its professionals to carry out tasks in the organization area in an impartial way or about the obligation to train themselves technologically in the area of Data Science. The most important problems are related to the concept of moral responsibility, especially from a metaethical perspective, in line with the reflection of the implementation of technology with respect to human autonomy. In this paper it is stated that the challenges of Big Data go beyond the individual spectrum of responsibility of a professional in Information Sciences (specifically, due to the negative social consequences), so that the changes brought about by massive data sets are essentially problems of a group ethics, so they require approaches from the theoretical postulates of these disciplines. In addition to this, the moral challenges in dealing with Big Data are usually approached from applied ethics (such as information ethics), but in this article it will be approached as a problem of metaethics and normative ethics (as a foundation for its application in professional codes), and also from some ideas of digital hermeneutics and the philosophy of technology.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Metaethics; Big Data; Information ethics; Interdisciplinarity; Disruptive technology
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AZ. None of these, but in this section.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GD. Organizations.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
I. Information treatment for information services > IM. Open data
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
L. Information technology and library technology > LP. Intelligent agents.
Depositing user: Dr. Ariel Morán
Date deposited: 28 Feb 2022 20:17
Last modified: 28 Feb 2022 20:17


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