iSchool to host Information Ethics Roundtable

This weekend, the iSchool will host Information Ethics Roundtable 2017, an annual conference that brings together researchers from across disciplines to discuss ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship. The event, held on April 21-22 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the iSchool, will focus on all aspects of data and ethics.

“Exploring the intersection of data and ethics could not be more timely given recent changes to privacy laws,” said Assistant Professor Emily Knox, a member of the organizing committee. Other iSchool representatives serving on the committee include Dean and Professor Allen Renear, Assistant Professor Peter Darch, and doctoral students Margaret Buck, Wei Gao, Emily Lawrence, and Cheryl Thompson.

In addition to providing leadership, the following faculty and students will participate:

  • “Appeal data & the ethics of readers’ advisory,” presented by Emily Lawrence
  • “Pitfalls and best practices when working with online data: Feasibility versus compliance,” presented by Assistant Professor Jana Diesner and doctoral student Julian Chin

A cross-campus initiative, the event is sponsored by the iSchool, NCSA, and the following units: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University Library, Department of Philosophy, National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, Illinois Informatics Institute, and Illinois Data Science Initiative.

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