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Upcoming Lab Events

  1. Lab Annual Meeting

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

    December 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
  3. Kris Ruijgrok: The politics behind India’s internet shutdowns

    January 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
  4. Jan-H. Passoth: Recoding Public Value. Infrastructure, Platforms and Digital Sovereignty in and for Europe

    January 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
  5. Sabrina Kirrane: SPECIAL project achievements and directions for future research

    January 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
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RESPECTeD Project: Really Enforceable Solution to Protect End-users Consent & Tracking Decisions

We are delighted to inform you that the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab in collaboration with the Institute of Information Systems and Society (WU Wien), the Institute of Information Systems and New Media (WU Wien), and NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights (noyb.eu) starts the interdisciplinary research project RESPECTeD. The full title of the …
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ACCOUNTABLE-MOBILITY Project: Towards Realization of Accountable Multi-modal Smart Mobility in Vienna

We are delighted to inform you that the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab in collaboration with the Institute of Information Systems and Society (WU Wien), the Institute of Information Systems and New Media (WU Wien), and the Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development (WU Wien) has started the ACCOUNTABLE-MOBILITY project. The full title of the …
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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. …