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
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 …
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. …
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 …
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.