On the edge of the data knife

Providing and usage of data on people in data science can always be used for conflicting purposes. On the one hand it can provide insight on privileges and discrimination aiming for an empowerment of authors and marginalised groups. On the other hand to process data about people also on large scale carries the danger to be used against them. The blog contains reflections on this controversial aspects of data use from the perspective of an ungoing data science project.