Adam Tanner, a Columbia College graduate and Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University will deliver a talk based on his book which comes out on September 2. Join Columbia and Harvard alumni for this fascinating talk followed by drinks and canapés. What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It We live in an age where personal information is relentlessly harvested and aggregated. We’re eager to reap the benefits—a free drink at the casino or the ease of one-click ordering—but we lose sight of the face that Internet giants, leading retailers, and others are gathering data with little oversight from anyone. And it is growing ever more difficult for those businesses that choose not to engage in more intrusive data gathering to compete with those that do. In his talk, Tanner will explore the Wild West of data capture and all the ways our personal information is driving commerce, whether we know it—or like it—or not.
Join us for this fascinating talk followed by drinks and canapes.