Ethical Issues in Big Data Health Research

5 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2014 Last revised: 23 Oct 2015

Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: December 8, 2014

Abstract

Big Data involves analyzing huge data sets for unexpected associations. As a form of health research, Big Data techniques promise interesting new hypotheses. This article addresses whether traditional research regulations should apply to Big Data, explores the relationship between privacy and autonomy in Big Data health research, and considers the role of informed consent in Big Data health research.

Keywords: Big Data, Research ethics, Common Rule, Informed consent, Autonomy, Privacy

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Ethical Issues in Big Data Health Research (December 8, 2014). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2015 Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535373

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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