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Authors:
Direnc Ersahin (Ted University); Scott Andrews (University of Worcester); Nazli Wasti (Middle East Technical University (METU))
Published in:
2019
Revision date:
04-Nov-2019
Length:
5 pages
Data source:
Generalised experience
Notes:
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Abstract

This case addresses a multi-dimensional big data ethics dilemma. Ahmet Meraklı, the owner of Ereuna Research, finds himself in a tricky situation, which can lead to both a major professional accomplishment and an ethical challenge. A joint project run by Ereuna Research and Future Data, a start-up founded by an academic specialising in data science, Dr Elif Budak, had just begun to generate valuable results through what some might see as a potentially controversial process.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Topics

Data ethics; Public data; Data privacy; Anonymity; Big data; Digital ethics; Research ethics; Social networks

Setting

The events covered by this item took place in 2015 – 2017.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
Turkey
Location:
Ankara

Featured companies

Company name:
Ereuna Research
Type:
Privately held
Company name:
Future Data
Type:
Privately held

Featured protagonists

  • Ahmet Meraklı (male), Founder
  • Elif Budak (female), Founder

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