Scientists Have Your Data!

Published on: 6th November 2017

09 November 2017
6pm - 8pm


Red Lecture Theatre
Summerhall Place

The way social science research is conducted is changing. It is often conducted by social scientists on computers. It doesn’t require expensive social surveys or access to people but, instead, to their data.

Data which is being used for purposes other than which they were originally collected and can raise concerns about privacy and about individuals’ control over their own data.

It is generally understood that in order for this research to be acceptable it must have public benefits, or to be in the public interest.

But how these benefits and interests are defined is not clear-cut.

At this interactive event we will be discussing the crucial questions society is facing around how our data is used.

Come along and quiz researchers from ADRC-Scotland about their work on privacy, security and public benefits.

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