CEWiT member and IU professor Angie Raymond to co-host Big Data conference

By Sophie Babcock

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Angie Raymond, assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business and adjunct assistant professor in the Maurer School of Law, will co-host the Law and Ethics of Big Data conference in Bloomington on April 17 and 18. The conference seeks to promote research on the legal and ethical issues presented by the use of data and analytics in society, emphasizing used by business entities.

Raymond has been working in big data and analytics as a means to open up access to justice for individuals. “In this capacity, I attended a conference hosted at Virginia Tech and we decided we should host the same event in Bloomington,” she said.

According to Raymond, whose been a member of CEWiT since first coming to IU a few years ago, women should be leaders in considering how data should be used, aggregated and sold. “The conference is about creating a discussion on these topics,” she said. “You might be surprised how much data is out there and what few legal protections are in place.”

Those attending the conference can join the discussion on the legal and ethical challenges facing the use of big data. Research presentations like “Algorithms and the Law,” “Social Credit and the Right to be Unnetworked,” and “Big Data Due Process,” will take place from authors involved in the highest level of creating big data standards.

Space is limited, but for those interested in attending, Raymond says they would love audience members. “The expectation would be that you participate, so join the conversations!” she said. “This is an interactive think tank opportunity.” Those who are interested should email Raymond at angraymo@indiana.edu to be added to the guest list, space permitting.