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Upcoming Lab Events

  1. Linnet Taylor: What’s ethical about data ethics?

    January 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Hannah Krasnova: Social Media: The Dark and The Ugly

    January 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. CSH Workshop: “Developing Accountable Systems”

    January 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sabine Köszegi: Work 4.0

    May 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lab updates

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 …
Opinion

How the Use of ‘Ethical’ Principles Hijacks Fundamental Freedoms: The Austrian Social Media Guidelines on Journalists’ Behaviour

A guest opinion piece by Eliska Pirkova The recent draft of the Social Media Guidelines targeting journalists working for the public Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) is a troubling example of how self-regulatory ethical Codes of Conduct may be abused by those who wish to establish a stricter control over the press and media freedom in …
Lab updates

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 …
Lab updates

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 …
Opinion

Axel Polleres: What is “Sustainable Computing”?

Blog post written by Axel Polleres and originally posted on http://doingthingswithdata.wordpress.com/ A while ago, together with colleagues Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff, Sabrina Kirrane, and Ben Wagner (who joined in a bit later) we founded a joint research lab, to foster interdisciplinary discussions on how information systems can be build in a private, secure, ethical, value-driven, and eventually more …
Lab updates

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. …
Lab updates

Welcome

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.