1 NELLCO NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers New York University School of Law Big Data and Due Process: Toward a Framework to Redress Predictive Privacy Harms Kate Crawford Microsoft Research; MIT Centre for Civic Media; NYU Information Law Institute, Jason M. Schultz NYU School of Law, Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Computer Law Commons, Consumer Protection Law Commons, and the Science and Technology Commons Recommended Citation Crawford, Kate and Schultz, Jason M., "Big Data and Due Process: Toward a Framework to Redress Predictive Privacy Harms" (2013). New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers. Paper This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the New York University School of Law at NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository. It has been accepted for inclusion in New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers by an authorized administrator of NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository. For more information, please contact
2 BIG DATA AND DUE PROCESS: TOWARD A FRAMEWORK TO REDRESS PREDICTIVE PRIVACY HARMS Abstract:
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4 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms What Is Big Data and Why All the Hype? Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know. In the growth and construction of the world we live in, there is no one stage, and no one aspect, which you can take as the foundation. Id. See infra See infra See infra See infra See infra
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6 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms See In Sickness, Health, and Cyberspace: Protecting the Security of Electronic Private Health Information see also Big Data Proxies and Health Privacy Exceptionalism available at archived at See Report Finds Correlation Between Health Data Breaches, Fraud Cases archived at supra Id. See Your Health Records: About Blue Button archived at See supra See Dependence on Cyberscribes Issues in e-security Health Sector Braces for Wide Impact of the New HITECH Omnibus Rule supra
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13 Boston College Law Review United States v. Jones watching and collecting generate See id. See id The Right to Quantitative Privacy Id Id.
14 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms Jones and Jones Cf. id. supra See generally The Memory Gap in Surveillance Law How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon or Blame the Wrong Guy archived at Id Id. Id. See SeeClean Slate: Expanding Expungements and Pardons for Non-Violent Federal Offenders See, e.g.jones supra
15 Boston College Law Review Predictive Privacy Harms Threaten to Marginalize Traditional Privacy Protections A Taxonomy of Privacy See amended by See supra supra
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18 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms The heart of the matter is that democracy implies respect for the elementary rights of men, however suspect or unworthy; a democratic government must therefore practice fairness; and fairness can rarely be obtained by secret, one-sided determination of facts decisive of rights. archived at Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data (General Data Protection Regulation) available at archived at SeeBig Data, Trying to Build Better Workers
19 Boston College Law Review The Historical Role of Due Process The One and Only Substantive Due Process Clause SeeInformation Lost and Found Id. see also reprinted in see also Id. Id See supra
20 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms Procedural Due Process in the Courts Mathews v. Eldridge Goldberg Id. See See Intellectual Privacy The Right to Privacy Seesupra Id. Perspectives on the Fourth Amendment See
21 Boston College Law Review v. Kelly Goldberg Goldberg Mathews Goldberg Id. Id Id. Id. IdMcGrath Id. Id See id. Goldberg Goldberg Id. Id. Id. Id.
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23 Boston College Law Review Some Kind of Hearing Mathews Greene v. McElroy Greene Some Kind of Hearingpassim Id. Id. Id. Id. Id. Perry v. Sindermann supra See supra Compare with Technological Due Process
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27 Boston College Law Review The Underlying Values of Due Process Id. See supra Adjudicatory Independence and the Values of Procedural Due Process Id. See id.
28 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms Id. Id. Id. Id. Id. see supra Id. See, e.g. When Google Got Flu Wrong The Hidden Biases in Big Data archived at See generallynetworks of Governance: Users, Platforms, and the Challenges of Networked Media Regulation Id. Voice, Control, and Belonging: The Double-Edged Sword of Procedural Justice
29 Boston College Law Review Due Process as Separation of Powers and Systems Management supra See suprathink Again: Big Data archived at Due Process as Separation of Power Id. Id
30 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms Technological Due Process: The Citron Analysis Technological Due Process seesupra See, e.g. supra Some Confusion About Due Process, Judicial Review, and Constitutional Remedies The Management Side of Due Process: Some Theoretical and Litigation Notes on the Assurance of Accuracy, Fairness, and Timeliness in the Adjudication of Social Welfare Claims supra See, e.g. supra Prediction, Pre-emption, Presumption: The Path of Law After the Computational Turnin Data Matching, Data Mining, and Due Process Transparent Predictions
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32 Using Procedural Due Process to Redress Big Data s Privacy Harms Mathews Mathews Id.Mathews v. Eldridge Id. Id. Id. Id. Id. Id. Id.
33 Boston College Law Review Procedural Data Due Process Id. id. at Id. Seesuprasuprasee also supra
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