• July 7, 2017

Erin Albert


Myers and Stauffer, LLC

Topic: Big Daddy: Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by Big Data Companies – an Ethical Framework (co-presenting with Valita Fredland)

Track: Security

Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM is a pharmacist, attorney, preceptor, intrapreneur and author of over a dozen publications on a variety of topics, including law, entrepreneurship, and STEM.  She serves as a Health Outcomes Pharmacist for Myers and Stauffer, LC, and is the 2017 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Indiana Chapter president. More on her at her website,

(I’m giving this talk along with Valita Fredland.)

One paragraph description:

As we compile more data, big companies have an ethical obligation to utilize the data in meaningful ways, but also ethical and respectful ways for people’s privacy to be ensured.  In this session, we will: Describe the Personal Privacy Issues Raised by Big Data – Using Pharmaceutical Industry as an Example (include explanation of generational attitudes and differences around privacy).  Discuss how big data companies are currently deciding to use and disclose personal information (Facebook, Uber, etc.)   Share best practices from health and ethics (such as IRBs) and how the health model might fit into digital companies for handling ethical issues.