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Technological advances have surrounded us with data, it's used everywhere, in every aspect of our lives. How do scientists handle so much data? What can it be used for?
Making data work for hearts at risk
Dr William Bradlow (Consultant Cardiologist)
Genetic problems that lead to rare diseases can impact different patients in different ways. In the case of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, characterised by thickening of the heart, most individuals will live long, healthy lives. Unfortunately some people will suffer serious and potentially fatal complications due to the disease. Working out which patients are at risk is key, but it relies on using large amounts of data which are not always accessible. To address this, hospitals are working together to share data and take part in initiatives like the 100,000 genomes project.
Controlling your personal data
Professor Mark Ryan (Professor in Computer Security, University of Birmingham)
Technology is constantly evolving, providing new ways and means to connect with others. Billions of devices are connected to the internet worldwide and personal data is routinely monitored on a wide variety of platforms. Controlling access to information is becoming a great technological challenge, as mobile and cloud based services are adopted widely. How do you protect your data? What are people using it for? This talk explores how you can take control of data privacy.