From 10-18 July European Voice is organising an online debate on technology














European Voice is organising an online debate on technology, asking:In the era of big data, relying on informed consent for data privacy is illusory



From 10-18 July, speakers and guests will defend their views and present arguments for and against the motion. Join them tomorrow on to vote and share your view.






















   For the motionJoe McNamee


executive director, European Digital Rights (EDRi)

  Against the motionAlex "Sandy" Pentland, MIT professor




Advances in technology that allow massive amounts of data to be analysed have fundamentally changed the nature of personal data, Privacy risks are no longer generated by the fact that some companies have data that you have given to them. Effective informed consent in complex, difficult-to-predict situations is not an illusion, it is standard practice. For decades every developed country has a well-functioning informed consent process for participants in scientific research despite the fact that outcomes of the research are often very uncertain.