Healthcare and Big Data: Digital Specters and Phantom by Mary F.E. Ebeling

By Mary F.E. Ebeling

This hugely unique booklet is an ethnographic noir of ways vast facts earnings from sufferer deepest healthiness details. The e-book follows own future health info because it is accrued from inside of healthcare and past to create sufferer client profiles which are offered to retailers. basically advised via a first-person noir narrative, Ebeling as a sociologist-hard-boiled-detective, investigates massive facts and the alternate in deepest future health info by means of interpreting the knowledge networks that sufferer information traverses. The noir narrative unearths the techniques that the information dealer makes use of to create facts commodities—data phantoms--or the selling profiles of sufferers which are got through advertisers to at once marketplace to shoppers. Healthcare and large info considers the results those “data phantoms” have for sufferer privateness in addition to the very genuine damage that they could cause.

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