If there was ever a time and place for academic civil disobedience, it’s tweeting published data at “closed” conferences.

On the other hand, if the speaker either clearly states or it is written on the slide the words “unpublished data,” then I won’t divulge specifics.

But the truth is in my fields of interest — molecular and cell biology, genetics, biochemistry — 95% of talks feature data published between 2007 – present, so most privacy claims are patently absurd.