Data Ethics and Privacy
SCQF level 11
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 11
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
There is much interest in both academic research and the mass media about the potential effects of algorithmic decision-making and bias, with stories about manipulation of news feeds affecting elections, discriminatory adverts or search engine results, companies using big data to subvert regulators, and so forth. The aims of this module are to introduce students to the various ethical dilemmas that are arising in our data-driven society, with an emphasis on the ethics of using data science, data protection and privacy, and algorithmic governance.
Weekly contact: Weekly seminars (x 11 weeks), practical classes (x 2 weeks)
Scheduled learning hours: 32
Guided independent study hours: 120
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available.