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  1. Christoph Fabianek: Semantic Container for Data Mobility

    November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
  2. Leading the World? Artificial Intelligence in China

    November 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm UTC+1
  3. Krzysztof Paruch: Economic Systems Engineering

    December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
  4. Lab Annual Meeting

    December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+1
  5. Ben Wagner: Max Weber and Online Content Moderation

    December 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
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Professional Training at the Austrian Data Protection Authority

PhD candidate Esther Görnemann held an advanced training session for the Austrian Data Protection Authority on the Market, Functioning and user’s privacy concerns regarding Amazon Alexa. The training documentation was shared among the European Data Protection Board and is now available on the Privacy lab website.  The presentation covers a broad spectrum of issues around …
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New Book by Prof. Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff: Digitale Ethik. Ein Wertesystem für das 21. Jahrhundert

Prof. Dr. Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff presented her new book “Digitale Ethik. Ein Wertesystem für das 21. Jahrhundert“, published by Droemer on April 1, 2019 in Vienna. The author asks how humane progress can be created and maintained in a digital society in times of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. The book takes into account the individual, …
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Ben Wagner on Challenging Online Hate with the Power of Community

Despite considerable efforts, hate speech remains a highly present online phenomenon. This is in no small part because hate speech is so difficult to identify. Hate speech is intersubjective construct, which makes it difficult to scientifically capture and measure. Both from a legal and societal perspectives, the understandings of what constitutes hate speech are widely …
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Soheil Human on EXPEDiTE: Human-centred Personal Data Ecosystems Made Possible

We are delighted to inform you that Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab in collaboration with the Institute of Information Systems and New Media (WU Wien) has started the interdisciplinary research project EXPEDiTE. The full title of the project is “EXPloring opportunities and challenges for Emerging personal DaTa Ecosystems: Empowering humans in the age of the …
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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 …
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Ethics as an Escape from Regulation: From ethics-washing to ethics-shopping?

I recently had the pleasure of attending a fantastic seminar on 10 Years of Profiling the European Citizen at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) which was organised by Mireille Hildebrand, Emre Bayamlıoğlu and her team there. As a result of this seminar I was asked to developed a short provocative article to present among scholars there. As there …
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Workshop: Algorithmic Management: Designing systems which promote human autonomy

The Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab at Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Europa-University Viadrina are organising a 2-day workshop on: Algorithmic Management: Designing systems which promote human autonomy on 20-21 September 2018 at WU Vienna at Welthandelsplatz 1,1020 Vienna, Austria This workshop is part of a wider research project on Algorithmic Management …
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Council of Europe Study on Algorithms and Human Rights published

After two years of negotiations in the Council of Europe Committee of experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET) the final documents of the expert group have finally been published. While the negations among the experts and governmental representatives in the group were not without difficulty, the final texts are relatively strong for what are still negotiated texts. …
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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 …
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Welcome to the new Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab blog! We look forward to having further blog posts listed here in the next few weeks, giving visitors to this website a better insight on what we’re doing. If you have questions about the Lab please don’t hesitate to contact: ben.wagner@wu.ac.at.