Big Data Debate

A session at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2013

Wednesday 29th May, 2013

6:30pm to 9:00pm (GMT)

To attend the event please sign up on our meetup page.

If you want to pitch your company, please contact the organisers

Location - Basement cafe - Google Campus

"Does privacy exist in a Big Data World" debated by our panel:

James Ball (Data Editor, the guardian ) – Moderator

Stephen Bonner (IT security team, KPMG)

“Privacy still lives - or governments and advertising brokers wouldn't be working so hard to kill it.

Graham Cooke (Founder & CEO at Quibit, Previously at Google)

Luc Delany (Founder & CEO at Delany & Co, Previously at Facebook & Google)

Javier Ruiz (Campaigner, The Open Rights Group)

" Privacy is required for users to trust systems, but it's also a fundamental right. Big data requires an update to our privacy models, but we should not throw away existing frameworks for data protection. Instead we should build and expand these with wider participation."

Rachel Robinson (Policy Officer, Liberty)

“The right to a private life is based on principles of human dignity and is inherently linked to many other rights such as equal treatment and free expression. A society that does not pay proper regard to personal privacy – and its meaning in digital age – is one where dignity, intimacy and trust are fatally undermined.”

Francis Aldhouse (Consultant at Bird & Bird, awarded a CBE in recognition for his work over the past 21 years - expert on data protection.)

"Privacy and Data Protection are fundamental rights in the European Union, but so are freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression and the right to conduct a business. Nor should we forget the need for a wide-range of information to secure a flourishing democracy. The difficult problem is deciding which right will prevail in any particular case – a matter best left to the judges."



6.30pm: Doors

7pm - 7.15pm: 5 companies x 2 minutes to pitch

7.15pm - 8.15pm: Panel Debate!

8.15pm - 9pm: Drinks, Networking and Fun provided by Bird & Bird and KPMG

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James Ball

Data Editor, the guardian

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Stephen Bonner

IT security team, KPMG

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Graham Cooke

Founder & CEO at Quibit

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Luc Delany

Founder & CEO of Delany & Co

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Francis Aldhouse

Consultant at Bird & Bird

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Rachel Robinson

Policy Officer, Liberty

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Javier Ruiz

Campaigner, The Open Rights Group

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8 attendees

  • Luc Delany
  • Francis Aldhouse
  • James Ball
  • James Sandberg
  • javierruiz
  • Simon Willison
  • Stephen Bonner
  • Graham Cooke

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Time 6:30pm9:00pm GMT

Date Wed 29th May 2013

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