Earlier this fall it was revealed that the digital travel platform Uber had been the victim of a data breach, where the personal information of 57 million users was stolen (Fortune, 2017). This event is one of many in a slew of customer data breaches, a string of events that have motivated companies to invest … Continue reading Who keeps my data safe?
Thank you to all who could make it for our second meeting on November 22nd. The meeting was insightful, well attended and included a couple of excellent bottles of wine. The theme of this meeting was “The Post-Grenfell Society - Is It Different?” and featured keynote speaker Geoffrey Podger. Podger has held four British and … Continue reading The Post-Grenfell Society – Will it Invoke Change?
Thought to be one of the worst fire-related disasters in recent UK history, the Grenfell Tower fire started on June 14, 2017. Built in 1974, the tower itself was 24 stories tall and included 129 public housing flats (RBKC, 2012). The fire that raged for almost 60 hours caused 71 deaths and is believed to … Continue reading The Grenfell Fire: know before we discuss
Thank you for attending our inaugural meeting of The Risk Society on Sept 11. We are very pleased with the enthusiasm and participation of members! Many facets of risk were represented during the meeting: academics, policy influencers, communicators and disaster mitigators, to name a few. The lively and bountiful discussion was a sound indicator that … Continue reading The people have spoken! (over wine of course)
By George Warren While Brexit negotiations continue, Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, went to the United States in July to gauge appetite for a new trade deal after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. However, the discussed plans have quickly come under intense public scrutiny – due to chicken! More specifically, … Continue reading Chlorinated Chicken-to-fork in a post-Brexit UK
The first meeting of the Risk Society will be hosted at the House of Saint Barnabas Members’ Club on Monday September 11th at 7pm. This event is invite-only please RSVP by contacting us.