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Adam Tanner - The Perseus Books Group. Boston, MA, US

Adam Tanner Adam Tanner

Fellow | Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University

Boston, MA, UNITED STATES

A fellow at Harvard, Tanner chronicles the entrepreneurs and customers behind the multibillion dollar business of personal data

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Biography

Adam Tanner is a fellow at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

At Harvard since 2011, he has written What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data-Lifeblood of Big Business-and the End of Privacy as We Know It, (PublicAffairs, 2014), which the Washington Post named one of 50 books notable works of non-fiction in 2014, and The Big Health Data Bazaar: Uncovering a Multi-Billion Dollar Trade in Our Medical Secrets (Beacon Press, Jan. 2017).

He served as a Reuters news agency correspondent from 1995-2011, including as bureau chief for the Balkans (2008-2011) and San Francisco bureau chief (2003-2008). He was also posted in Berlin, Moscow and Washington D.C. He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, the BBC and VOA, and written for magazines including Scientific American, Forbes and Slate.

Industry Expertise (10)

Direct Marketing Information Technology and Services Information Services Pharmaceuticals Hospitality Market Research Health Care - Services IT Services/Consulting Gambling and Casinos Internet

Areas of Expertise (16)

Data Casinos Marketing Privacy Government Ethics Business Information Technology Social Science Data Mining Europe Italy Germany the Balkans Russia India

Accomplishments (2)

NYU Carter Journalism Institute 2014 "Reporting Award" to focus on the business of medical data (professional)

2014-05-13

Awarded by New York University

Nieman Fellow, Harvard University (professional)

2011-01-01

Awarded by Harvard University

Affiliations (2)

  • Harvard University
  • Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University

Event Appearances (1)

Does Corporate America Know Too Much About You?

http://brightsightgroup.com/speakers/adam-tanner/#video  Zocalo Public Square

2014-09-25

Sample Talks (2)

Empowering Customers

Why giving consumers a choice when gathering their personal data makes the best business sense, and what can go wrong for those who are not transparent in their marketing.

Behind the Data Curtain

Tales of genius, deceit, crime, lust, and race in the mega business of personal information.

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