Ethics of Big Data: Is That a Thing? Webinar

Nov 7
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


CPE Credits

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.

Learning Objectives:
  • 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.

  • 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


PICPA Member: $89
Nonmember: $114

More Information

Course No. MIASEBD2

Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from with the log-in information.


Albert Spalding