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Bloomberg, BrightHive, And Data For Democracy Launch Initiative To Develop Data Science Code Of Ethics

"Community Principles on Ethical Data Sharing" to provide guidelines for ethical behavior

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At Bloomberg's 2017 Data for Good Exchange, the fourth annual conference exploring how data science can help solve problems for social good, a partnership was announced between Bloomberg, BrightHive and Data for Democracy to develop a code of ethics for data scientists from the ground up. Called the "Community Principles on Ethical Data Sharing (CPEDS)," this code of ethics will provide a set of guidelines about responsible data sharing and collaboration.

"When data scientists are entrusted with the most private and valuable data out there, the data science community must work to deserve the trust of those whose data we are holding," said Gideon Mann, Bloomberg's head of data science.

Over the next six to nine months, the goal of the partnership is to define values and priorities for overall ethical behavior by data scientists. By developing a code of conduct around data sharing, data scientists can be thoughtful, responsible, and ethical agents of change in their organizations. Through social media and community discussions, more than 2,000 data scientists have already weighed in on what the challenges are with sharing data and what must be overcome for people and companies to feel comfortable sharing data with a trusted community of data scientists.

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