Big Data Business Plan Lecture Slides

Big Data Business Plan

Source: Walter Scheirer
Affiliation: University of Notre Dame

In these lecture slides for the Ethical and Professional Issues course in Notre Dame's Computer Science and Engineering department, the following learning goals are achieved:

  1. Understand how companies making money from big data rely on a staggeringly large surveillance apparatus that rivals, if not exceeds, the capabilities of government intelligence services.
  2. Weigh the costs and benefits of the aforementioned surveillance apparatus, knowing that we get better products from it at some cost to personal privacy.  
  3. Consider the ethics of advertising and ad-blocking software.

Keywords: Big Data , Computer Science , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry