Data Debate – Health Data: Fit or Failing

Data-driven technology is transforming the medical sector but concerns remain around the safeguarding of patient information.  How can we balance the need to protect our privacy with the potential benefits of using healthcare data for research?

On 12 June, The Alan Turing Institute in collaboration with The British Library and the Economic and Social Research Council has organised a debate with an expert panel including:

  • Luciano Floridi, Turing Faculty Fellow and Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute
  • Natalie Banner, Policy Adviser at Wellcome Trust
  • Sabina Leonelli, Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis), where she leads the Data Studies research strand
  • Timandra Harkness, writer, broadcaster and author of the book Big Data: Does Size Matter?

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