Chapter 1: Big Data Socio-Technical Infrastructures (BDSTIs)
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In chapter 1 we examine the Big Data Society as a space constituted by socio-technical infrastructures invested with specific imaginations and interests in the order and values of society. The aim is to understand the special power dynamics expressed in the material and immaterial space that a data ethics of power addresses. These sociotechnical infrastructures of power are described as Big Data Socio-Technical Infrastructures (BDSTIs) with ethical problems specific to the Big Data Society. The chapter explores the ethical problems of data surveillance and data power, the asymmetric experience of data power and importantly examines the voice of a data ethics of power. Who has the power to raise issues, define problems, propose and create the solutions to the problems we are facing?