Big Data or Big Brother?

Is ‘big data’ a big threat or a big opportunity?
Proponents argue that greater access to data promotes transparency and can help to deliver better public services and personalise what we purchase.

But is the data revolution all good news? Will privacy become a thing of the past and what – if anything – can we do to have more control over what we provide and what we get back in return?

The panel will include Richard Aldrich, Professor of International Security, University of Warwick; David Crane, Global Head of Applied Innovation, Hewlett Packard; and Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and co-founder, YouGov plc.

Chaired by Dr Roger Phillips (Hon LLD 2001), Presenter, BBC Radio Merseyside.

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