The University of Virginia (UVa) will next year begin offering its first graduate degree in data science, The Daily Progress reports. The program will help train people to analyze data for corporations, researchers and the federal government. It’s a growing field, especially for the healthcare industry in its efforts to study populations for risks and trends, the report states. But there are risks when it comes to such extensive research. “The basic premise is that these new data analytics both raise all kinds of legal ethical questions and also that we’re going to need to create policies and laws that shape the way analytics works,” said Deborah Johnson, professor of applied ethics at UVa.
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