Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe

  • Mhairi Quiroz-Aitken (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

Description

I Know What You Ate Last Summer!

Your supermarket loyalty card says a lot about you. What if this information was used for more than targeted advertising and money off vouchers? Researchers in universities and governmental departments could use it to study patterns in consumption, design public health policies or target healthy living campaigns - and why stop there? As part of the "Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas", Dr Mhairi Aitken (University of Edinburgh) discusses whether our information should be thought of as private and belonging to each us or as a public asset that should be sold in all our interests.
Period14 Aug 2014
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom