2020 Highlights

 

Dennis Hirsch and Srini Parthasarathy featured in article about TDAI’s Responsible Data Science Community of Practice | November 2020
Responsible Data Science Community of Practice Seeks to Uncover the Ethical Issues Surrounding Data in our Society

Program on Data and Governance’s Business Data Ethics Month | October 2020
PDG was honored to host 5 webinars related to the Business Data Ethics research project and to release the project’s final report. To learn more about the webinar series and its impressive slate of panelists, and well as to view recordings and the final report, please visit the Business Data Ethics Month website.

Hirsch moderates webinar about Privacy in a Pandemic | September 2020
Dennis Hirsch moderated a webinar for OSU’s Center for Ethics and Human Values as part of its COVID-19 COMPAS Program entitled “Testing, Quarantines, and Contact Tracing: Privacy in a Pandemic.” Panelists included Woodrow Hartzog (Law, Northeastern University) and William C. Miller (Public Health, Ohio State University). You can view a recording of the webinar here.

Hirsch featured in Forbes article concerning data ethics | July 2020
Professor Dennis Hirsch was recently interviewed by Forbes.com for an article titled, “Is The Business World Ready For A Chief Data Ethics Officer?

“Companies must do more to protect their customers and, in doing so, their own reputations,” he said. “They need to go beyond what the law requires to ensure that their data analytics activities do not invade privacy, institutionalize bias or manipulate people.”

In addition to his teaching duties, Hirsch is also a research fellow at The Risk Institute and the Director of the Program on Data and Governance at Moritz.

Hirsch leads Responsible Data Science Community of Practice at OSU’s Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI) | April 2020
Dennis Hirsch is tapped to lead the newest Community of Practice at OSU’s Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI). The Responsible Data Science Community of Practice brings together OSU researchers from many fields to conduct collaborative research on data science’s negative externalities and the mechanisms by which society can reduce these harms.

Hirsch presents to Wisconsin’s Data Privacy and Security Advisory Committee | April 2020
Dennis Hirsch addressed a meeting of the Data Privacy and Security Advisory Committee for Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and gave a presentation entitled: “Advanced Analytics, Privacy and Data Ethics: Implications for Consumer Protection Law.”