Data & Civil Rights: Technology Primer

Data & Civil Rights Conference, October 2014

7 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2014 Last revised: 23 Dec 2014

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Solon Barocas

Cornell University

Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Research Institute

Danah Boyd

Data & Society Research Institute; Microsoft Research

Seeta Peña Gangadharan

New America Foundation - Open Technology Institute

Corrine Yu

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Date Written: October 30, 2014

Abstract

This primer provides a basic overview to some of the core concepts underpinning the “big data” phenomenon and the practice of data mining. The purpose of this primer is to enable those who are unfamiliar with the relevant practices and technical tools to at least have an appreciation for different aspects of what’s involved.

Keywords: Data, metadata, big data, database, aggregation, algorithms, machine learning, data mining

Suggested Citation

Barocas, Solon and Rosenblat, Alex and Boyd, Danah and Gangadharan, Seeta Peña and Yu, Corrine, Data & Civil Rights: Technology Primer (October 30, 2014). Data & Civil Rights Conference, October 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2536579 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2536579

Solon Barocas

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Research Institute ( email )

36 West 20th Street
New York,, NY
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.datasociety.net

Danah Boyd (Contact Author)

Data & Society Research Institute ( email )

36 West 20th Street
11th Floor
New York,, NY 10011
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.datasociety.net

Microsoft Research ( email )

One Memorial Drive, 12th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

HOME PAGE: http://research.microsoft.com/

Seeta Peña Gangadharan

New America Foundation - Open Technology Institute ( email )

1899 L St., N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Corrine Yu

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights ( email )

1629 K Street NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.civilrights.org/

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