Plenary Session 3 | The Ethics of Big Data

The access that companies now have to big data has raised many questions around its collection, use, and analysis. The more data gathered, the smarter the company, which can be a huge benefit to both the business itself as well as customers and partners. Yet companies still wrestle with how this information is gathered, curated and shared that can lead to unintended consequences. The Internet of Things has allowed for hyper-connectivity that can make lives easier but has also blurred the lines of data ownership and responsibility. What are the evolving ethical boundaries around this information and how might this influence the role of compliance? Better company transparency can hinge on the ability to leverage important data, but at what cost? And as the development of artificial intelligence progresses, how might this further impact the big data discussion? This session will examine some of the evolving, and often sensitive, decisions companies need to make as they wrestle with a digital footprint that with global implications for both business and society.

Rith Kem, Managing Director, Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence – Americas, Control Risks
Damien Atkins, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Panasonic Corporation of North America
Brian Beeghly, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, informed360; Former Vice President of Compliance at Johnson Controls
Richard Buchband, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, ManpowerGroup
Amyn Thawer, Vice President, Global Compliance & Integrity, LinkedIn Corporation