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Upcoming Lab Events

  1. CSH Workshop: “Developing Accountable Systems”

    January 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. First MyData Austria Meetup

    January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. David Reichel: The impact of AI and big data on fundamental rights

    January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Sarah Spiekermann ‘Digitale Ethik’

    April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Sabine Köszegi: Work 4.0

    May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lab updates

How Moments of Truth change the way we think about Privacy

Esther Görnemann recently presented her work at the Lab as part of the Privacy & Us doctoral consortium in London. Her work provides an important perspective on the crucial role that the individual experience of Moments of Truth plays in understanding how human beings think about privacy and how under which circumstances they start actively …
Interviews

Managing security under the GDPR profoundly

    An interview with  Dr. Alexander Novotny: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organizations to stringently secure personal data. Since penalties under the GDPR loom large, organizations feel uncertain about how to deal with securing personal data processing activities. The Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab has interviewed the security and privacy expert …
Opinion

2 days to GDPR: Standards and Regulations will always lag behind Technology – We still need them… A Blog by Axel Polleres

In the light of the near coming-into-effect of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2 days from now, there is a lot of uncertainty involved. In fact, many view the now stricter enforcement of data protection and privacy as a late repair to the harm already done, in the context of recent scandals …
Opinion

Javier D. Fernández – Green Big Data

I have a MSc and a PhD degree in Computer Science, and it’s sad (but honest) to say that in all my academic and professional career the word “privacy” was hardly mentioned. We do learn about “security” but as a mere non-functional requirement, as it is called. Don’t get me wrong, I do care about …
Opinion

Let’s Switch! Some Simple Steps for Privacy-Activism on the Ground

by Sarah Spiekermann, Professor of Business Informatics & Author, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria Being an “activist” sounds like the next big hack in order to change society for the better; important work done by really smart and courageous people. But I wonder whether these high standards for activism suffice to really change …
Interviews

Consent Request

Olha, would you be so kind and introduce yourself and your project? My name is Olha Drozd. I am a project related research associate at theInstitute of Management Information Systems, working on the SPECIAL (Scalable Policy-aware Linked Data Architecture For Privacy,Transparency and Compliance) project a Research and Innovation Actionfunded under the H2020-ICT-2016-1 Big Data PPP call (http://specialprivacy.eu/). At the …
Interviews

“Why RFID Chips are Like a Dog Collar” Interview with Sushant Agarwal, Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab

  Sushant would you please introduce yourself and tell us about your scientific work and background?   Sushant: My name is Sushant Agarwal. I did my Bachelor and Masters in India in Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.During this time, I did an internships at the University of Cambridge where I worked …
Lab updates

A GlobArt Workshop at WU’s Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab November 10, 2017

The Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab together with GlobArt and Capital 300 hosted a Round Table discussion about artificial intelligence (AI), Ubiquitous Computing and the Question of Ethics on the 9th of November 2017 in Vienna. We were happy to have Jeffrey Sachs as our distinguished guest at this 4-hour intense Workshop on the future …