Bayes Centre

The Data Revolution: Ethical Challenges

This practical programme, led by experienced Chairs and NXDs, focuses on key issues which every NXD should be aware of and caters for those with interests in all types and sizes of organisations – listed, private, entrepreneurial, SMEs, public sector and not-for-profit. Each interactive session has been extended this year to provide even more vital learning to cope with a variety of changes facing Non-Execs.

Session 4: The Data Revolution: Ethical Challenges

Speaker 1: Professor Charles Raab The University of Edinburgh and Director of CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy)

Speaker 2: Norman Murray Current Chair of Scottish Ballet and former Chair of The Edrington Group, Petrofac, Cairn Energy and currently Chair of the Ethics Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

The ‘data revolution’ and data-driven activities raise important issues for organisations, public policy, and the general public. There is a perceived lack of transparency and accountability in the data-driven systems and practices used in the private and public sectors. Ethical issues have surfaced in the discourses of a wide variety of sectors, including product innovation, health and social care, policing, university research, and many more. Ethics boards, committees and other structures are proliferating, along with the development of norms and principles, which often leave room for scepticism on grounds of principle, practicality, and effectiveness.

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Oct 17 2019 -

The Data Revolution: Ethical Challenges

FWB Park Brown and The University of Edinburgh Business School are delighted to launch the Non-Executive Director Programme – back for a third year amidst popular demand

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