Lecture by Adam Tanner: 'What stays in Vegas'

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24 October 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs
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+31 20 551 0702
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In his book What stays in Vegas: The world of personal data – Lifeblood of big businesses – and the end of privacy as we know it, Tanner discusses the greatest threat to privacy today. It’s not the NSA, but good-old American companies.

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We live in an age where our personal information is harvested and aggregated whether we like it or not. And it is growing ever more difficult for those businesses that choose not to engage in more intrusive data gathering to compete with those that do. Based upon his book What stays in Vegas Tanner discusses the greatest threat to privacy today. It’s not the NSA, but good-old American companies. With societal and legal boundaries on the use of personal data still largely undefined, the potential for abuse looms large.

In TILT’s anniversary lecture Tanner discloses the previously untold inside stories of how firms gather intimate details about customers, from the vantage point of the entrepreneurs aggregating and selling such data as well as the people impacted by such practices. These inside stories give an insight in the real-life human impact of the proliferation of personal data.

You are kindly invited to for this special joined meeting of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT).