Gender Studies

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 mammoth facts gains from sufferer inner most healthiness details. The publication follows own well-being facts because it is gathered from inside of healthcare and past to create sufferer client profiles which are offered to agents. basically advised via a first-person noir narrative, Ebeling as a sociologist-hard-boiled-detective, investigates tremendous info and the exchange in inner most future health info through analyzing the data networks that sufferer facts traverses. The noir narrative unearths the techniques that the knowledge dealer makes use of to create info commodities—data phantoms--or the selling profiles of sufferers which are obtained by means of advertisers to at once industry to shoppers. Healthcare and large info considers the results those “data phantoms” have for sufferer privateness in addition to the very actual damage that they could cause.

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