New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host “Have We Lost Our Personal Privacy?”--a conversation featuring Adam Tanner, author of “What Stays in Vegas”--on Monday, December 1.


The conversation will explore what Tanner sees as the greatest threats to privacy today. He will talk about the trade and business of personal data, the subject of “What Stays in Vegas.” The book exposes the way that major casinos, such as Caesars Entertainment, gather and use data about their customers—and sometimes sell it. Tanner’s book also provides guidance on how to protect personal data and preserve personal privacy in an age dominated by cloud technology and the Web.

Tanner is the recipient of the 2014 Reporting Award at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, a former Nieman fellow, and a current fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Tanner was the bureau chief for Reuters News Agency in the Balkans, where he oversaw coverage of Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo. He has also serves as contributing columnist for Forbes.

Tanner’s latest research looks at the pharmaceutical data marketplace, the complex trade in personal medical information generated from pharmacy prescriptions, doctor visits, hospital stays and other medical treatments.

The event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subways: 6, Astor Place; N, R, 8th Street. For more information, please call 212.998.7980.

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

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