Ethics of Big Data: Is That a Thing? (2 hours)

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Feb 23, 2021

Registration: 10:30 AM / Program: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time


Member Fee: $79.00
Nonmember Fee: $79.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None


How much "big data" should any enterprise be expected to absorb, monitor, analyze ...and respond to? What happens, for example, when warning signs of possible product defects - or possible regulatory noncompliance issues - are "buried" in the flood of big data accessible by auto manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, banks or similar data-infused enterprises? This workshop takes on this issue by exploring several real-world cases involving the ethics of data-awareness. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Note: Beginning July 1, 2020, ALL active and inactive licensees are required to take an Oregon-specific ethics course to meet the CPE requirement for renewal.

Designed For

All accounting professionals


  • Be apprised to the expansion of Big Data within major industries, including COVID-related healthcare.
  • Differentiate between unintentional data breaches, such as security breaches, and such avoidable breaches as violation as violation of privacy protections.
  • Gain an understanding of privacy protection based on a theory of trust as opposed to rules-based or content-based approaches.
  • Review the trust-related elements of accountants' professional ethics.
  • Consider real world cases that bring to light ethical considerations involving Big Data.

Major Subjects

  • Introduction: Big Data is Getting Bigger
  • Ethical Implications of Big Data Getting Bigger
  • Ethics of Big Data: Three Theories
  • Trust Theory and the Duty to be Aware
  • Rules Theory and the Duty to Monitor
  • Cases

This event has already passed. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 or email