Assessing Big Data: Results and experiences from Germany

Timo Leimbach, Daniel Bachlechner

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In recent years, big data has been one of the most controversially discussed technologies in terms of its possible positive and negative impact. Therefore, the need for technology assessments is obvious. This paper first provides, based on the results of a technology assessment study, an overview of the potential and challenges associated with big data and then describes the problems experienced during the study as well as methods found helpful to address them. The paper concludes with reflections on how the insights from the technology assessment study may have an impact on the future governance of big data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe next horizon of technology assessment : Proceedings from the PACITA 2015 Conference
EditorsConstanze Scherz, Tomas Michalek, Leonhard Hennen, Julia Hahn, Stefanie Seitz
Number of pages6
Place of publicationPrague
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-80-733-121-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd European TA conference: The next horizon of technology assessment - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 25 Feb 201527 Feb 2015


Conference2nd European TA conference


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