Big Data Ethics: A National Rating System

PETER GRAARUP WESTERGAARD

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“What if there was a national trust score that rated the kind of citizen you were?” Rachel Botsman asks the question in her article ‘Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens’ from the magazine The Wired. She refers to the new political agendas in China where the authorities will start rating their citizens in the near future. This national credit rating system will of course hugely affect the possibilities and opportunities of the individual (Botsman, web).

In Denmark similar – but less far reaching – plans are also occurring in the present government’s data plan. In the city of Gladsaxe, the authorities have already been experimenting with a system that gives (negative) points to parents who forget to bring their children to the dentist, or forget other appointments, who are divorced or mentally ill and hence cannot take better care of the children or do…

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” The Lost Art Of Silence.”

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”Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

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When was the last time you took a moment, in public or otherwise, to stop and take a look around in silence? No cell phone, no computer, no one else by your side. It’s a busy, stressful, complicated world out there and for me, it has been ages.

A moment to myself in silence has never even crossed my mind lately. But something I saw this week made me think about a quiet moment alone and adding it to my weekly schedule.

We live in a very noisy world. It’s a truth you don’t often realize until you find yourself in a quiet place. Silence is almost deafening. It feels awkward and unnatural. But I’m beginning to learn that the art of silence is life changing.

For as long as I can remember I have slept with a fan…

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A part of the picture…

Try to get it!

Do not judge people..do not think bad of them…do not translate or interpret their deeds and actions quickly..give them excuses…

Life is so hard…every one has his own pain and troubles even if it seems the contrary….

The picture is not complete…you only see a part of it…

So when you give excuses to others your heart will be secure and safe…

Allah says

O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin.….

Al Hojoraat Chapter

Verse 12

يا أيها الذين آمنوا اجتنبوا كثيرا من الظن إن بعض الظن إثم

سورة الحجرات الاية 12

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