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Have a Coffee
with your Data

At the Data Café you can pay for your coffee with your personal data – a deal that you most likely make every day online. This offer is part of an awareness campaign which promotes a reflective understanding of the value of data in modern society. You can find us at several different locations around Switzerland over the next six months (see events).

Did you drink a coffee for the price of your personal data and are now looking for more information? Here you can discover simple tips on how to better understand, protect and benefit from data!

Understand Data

Learn about the value and role of data in modern society.

  1. Data helps us to understand the world. It allows us to make better decisions, promote efficiency, advance new technologies, revolutionize medicine. At the same time, if used irresponsibly, it can pose threats to our privacy and proliferate injustice.

    Everyone agrees data is valuable. But what exactly does that mean?

    We have put together our top 5 tips to help you better understand the value of data as well as the benefits and risks of a data-driven society.
Our Top 5 Tips

Protect Data

Learn how you can regain control over your personal data.

  1. Everything you do online leaves a digital paper trail: every picture you post, every query you type into google, every item you buy, every webpage you visit.

    This data can reveal an enormous amount of information about you: from your political views, sexual preferences to any
    number of personal predilections.

    This information can be misused. For example by stealing your online identity, hacking your bank accounts or selling your detailed profile to whoever may pay the price.

    If you want to regain control over what private information about you is collected, shared and sold, you need to learn how to protect your data.
Our Top 5 Tips

Benefit from Data

Learn how to use (open) data to your and society's advantage.

  1. As a society, we are facing various challenges, such as global warming, shortage of resources and medical care – to name only a few. The effective gathering, sharing and use of data helps us to tackle these complex problems and advance as a society.

    Moreover, digital transformation is fueling societal and economic change. If we want to make sure that modern society develops according to our needs – inclusive, sustainable and for the common good – we must get involved in shaping it.

    See our top 5 tips on how you can contribute to and make use
    of data.
Our Top 5 Tips

Events

You will find our Data Café where you can drink coffee for the price of your personal data while learning about the value of data at the following locations and dates.

We also organise three workshops where you can talk to data experts, ask any questions you may have and gain practical data knowledge. To stay informed about our workshops, sign up here.

04.–05.03.20
Helmhaus, Zurich


07.–08.03.20
Literaare, Thun
(cancelled)

20.03.20
Kommunikationsmuseum, Bern
(cancelled)

18.–19.04.20
Tierpark Goldau, Schweiz
(cancelled)

24.04.20
Rathaus für Kultur, St. Gallen
(cancelled)

09.05.20
Event @ ImpactHub, Zurich
(cancelled)

06.05.20
Stapferhaus, Lenzburg
(cancelled)

16.05.20
Café Mitte, Basel

28.05.20
Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Zuoz

About Us

The data café raises awareness on the value and role of data in modern society.

Do you have questions, suggestions or criticism? We are looking forward to hearing from you via info@datacafe.ch

This initiative is implemented by the non-profit association Opendata.ch and enabled by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. Both organisations consider the interest, understanding and participation of society as central to sustainable and value-conscious digitisation. Andy Was Right supported this campaign with a video production.

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You can find more information about the data café in our press release. For more information or visuals, reach out to us via info@datacafe.ch.

Design, Illustration & Code: Badesaison