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Data Ethics — The New Competitive Advantage

Editor’s note: The following is an abstract from Data Ethics — The New Competitive Advantage.

We are living in an era defined and shaped by data. Data makes the world go round. It is politics, it is culture, it is everyday life and it is business. Our data-flooded era is one of technological progress, with tides rising at a never seen before pace. Roles, rights and responsibilities are reorganized and new ethical questions posed. Data ethics must and will be a new compass to guide us.

Two decades ago, environmental reporting was something quite new, and many companies did not take being “green” very seriously. There was growing concern among good-intentioned citizens, but many didn’t know how to act on it. Today, those same worried individuals can sort their garbage, eat organic foods, take warm, solar-powered showers and drive electric cars.

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