Usher Institute

Mhairi Aitken at Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Your Clubcard may say more about you than your DNA, so should it be considered more private?

When it comes to understanding patterns in health and illness, examining our data may be even more powerful than examining our bodies. This data comes from medical or social care records, but also supermarket loyalty cards and internet browsing history.

Mhairi Aitken asks: Would you rather researchers were looking at your Clubcard data or your DNA? Is this information personal and private, or a public asset to be used in the "public interest"?

Join Mhairi at this year's Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas - part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Box office: 0131 558 9005

 

Aug 12 2016 -

Mhairi Aitken at Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

“Hands Off My Clubcard… Just take my DNA!”

Stand in the Square
St Andrew Square
EH2 2AD