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Big Data affects us all

Big Data - the generation, linking and evaluation of large amounts of data - affects almost all areas of life in our modern, digitized society. Network computing, smartphones, social networks, diverse online offers and the penetration of everyday life with the Internet of Things lead to a rapid multiplication of data sources and data volumes.

Focusing on social aspects

In addition to the potentials of Big Data, e.g. in the areas of business or medicine, social challenges are becoming increasingly apparent. In particular, there are questions about commercial and governmental surveillance, privacy protection, transparency as well as errors in data use or automated decisions.

This is where ABIDA comes in

As an interdisciplinary research project, ABIDA endeavours to resolve the tension between the realization of innovation potentials on the one hand, and the preservation of individual and social values on the other.

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Further L3S- Activities at the CeBIT:  

Future Talk

Halle 6, Stand A54 - 21.03.2017 | 17:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Fairness and Transparency at Big Data Surrounding. How do Data and Algorithms influence desicion makers? This and more will be presented by  Executive Director L3S, Prof. Dr. techn. Wolfgang Nejdl, Prof. Dr. Eirini Ntoutsi, L3S, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover and by RA Benjamin Schütze, LL.M. (Wellington),  researcher at Leibniz Universität Hannover (…)




Halle 11 | Stand C60

23. März 2017 | 12:00 bis 13:30 Uhr

Spaßbremse Jura. Von Datenschutz, Urheberrecht und sonstigen Zumutungen im Gründungsprozess. Prof. Dr. iur. Nikolaus Forgó, CIO & Datenschutzbeauftragter der Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Rechtsinformatik (in German language)…