Developing ethical and privacy sensitivity towards geocoded data

TitleDeveloping ethical and privacy sensitivity towards geocoded data
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCarr, JN
Date Published09/2014
PublisherTeaching Geoethics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThis case study is intended to develop an awareness of the ethical and privacy implications for the creation, sharing, interpretation, and use of geocoded data, that is, data with locational content. It provides a set of relevant ethical and legal standards, along with a fact-rich hypothetical. By applying those standards to the hypothetical, learners from a variety of backgrounds are offered the opportunity to develop an awareness of the potential for unintended and negative consequences to result from geocoded data practices that appear, in isolation, to be unproblematic. The case study involves the gathering and use of location data from a study looking at alcohol abuse among First Nation people and where research participants purchase their alcohol.
URLhttp://serc.carleton.edu/geoethics/activities/83992.html
Home Web Sitehttp://serc.carleton.edu/geoethics/
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