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Forum Privatheit um 21 Monate verlängert

Nach erfolgreichen 3 1/4 Jahren endet am 31.3.,2017 die erste Phase des Forums Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt. Die Arbeiten werden aber zumindest bis Ende 2018 in einer zweiten Förderphase fortgesetzt.

Das „Forum Privatheit II“ umfasst neben den bisherigen Mitarbeitern auch das Fachgebiet Sozialpsychologie an der Universität Duisburg-Essen (Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer).

Im Fokus stehen diesmal vier thematische Schwerpunkte: Privatheit im Kontext von Regulierung der digitalen Welt, Verbraucherverhältnisse und Geschäftsmodelle in der Datenökonomie , Soziale In-/Exklusion sowie Gestaltung von technischem und gesellschaftlichem Wandel.

Die interdisziplinäre Bearbeitung dieser vier Themen führt zu einem besseren Verständnis darüber, wie gewandelte Vorstellungen zum Umgang mit personenbezogenen Daten das Datenschutz- recht beeinflussen. Auch die andere Seite wird betrachtet: Inwiefern verändern neue gesetzliche Datenschutzregeln die Erwartungen der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer an den Umgang mit personenbezogen Daten und die Datenschutzpraktiken? Gleichermaßen ermöglichen die Arbeiten des Privacy-Forums vertiefte Einblicke in neuartige, durch die Digitalisierung angestoßene Wertschöpfungsprozesse und die damit einhergehen- den Veränderungen der sozialen Machtstrukturen in der datengetriebenen Wirtschaft. Auf dieser Basis erarbeitet das Forum Empfehlungen zur technisch, organisatorisch und rechtlich wünschenswerten Gestaltung digitaler Technologien.

Book on „Security, Privacy and Surveillance“ published

Surveillance, Privacy and Security: Citizens‘ Perspectives (PRIO New Security Studies)

edited by Michael Friedewald , J Peter Burgess , Johann Čas, Rocco Bellanova , Walter Peissl 

Routledge 2017, ISBN978-1138649248, 272 pages

This volume examines the relationship between privacy, surveillance and security, and the alleged privacy-security trade-off, focusing on the citizen’s perspective. It is based on talks given at the joint conference of the PRISMS, SurPRISE and PACT FP7 projects held in Vienna in November 2015.

Recent revelations of mass surveillance programmes clearly demonstrate the ever-increasing capabilities of surveillance technologies. The lack of serious reactions to these activities shows that the political will to implement them appears to be an unbroken trend. The resulting move into a surveillance society is, however, contested for many reasons. Are the resulting infringements of privacy and other human rights compatible with democratic societies? Is security necessarily depending on surveillance? Are there alternative ways to frame security? Is it possible to gain in security by giving up civil liberties, or is it even necessary to do so, and do citizens adopt this trade-off? This volume contributes to a better and deeper understanding of the relation between privacy, surveillance and security, comprising in-depth investigations and studies of the common narrative that more security can only come at the expense of sacrifice of privacy. The book combines theoretical research with a wide range of empirical studies focusing on the citizen’s perspective. It presents empirical research exploring factors and criteria relevant for the assessment of surveillance technologies. The book also deals with the governance of surveillance technologies. New approaches and instruments for the regulation of security technologies and measures are presented, and recommendations for security policies in line with ethics and fundamental rights are discussed.

Apart from the hardcover edition, there is also an e-book that is available via green way open access.

CPDP Panel des Forum Privatheit zu „Conversational Agents“

Das Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt hat bei der jährlichen Konferenz „Computer, Privacy and Data Protection“ (CPDP 2017) eine Paneldiskussion zum Thema „CONVERSATIONAL AGENTS: A THREAT TO PRIVACY?“ organisiert.

Vortragende waren Hamza Harkous, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH), Ewa Luger, Design Informatics Group, University of Edinburgh (UK), Astrid Rosenthal-van der Pütten, University of Duisburg-Essen (DE), Michael Schlüter, GfK (UK), Moderator:  Max Braun, University of Hohenheim (DE)

 

Just published: Smart Technologies – Workshop on Challenges and Trends for Privacy in a Hyper-connected World

Baur-Ahrens, A.; Bieker, F.; Friedewald, M. et al. (2016): Smart Technologies – Workshop on Challenges and Trends for Privacy in a Hyper-connected World. In: Aspinall, D.; Camenisch, J. et al. (Hrsg.): Privacy and Identity 2015, IFIP AICT, vol. 476. Cham: Springer, S. 111-128.

In this workshop we addressed what it means to live in a smart world with particular regard to privacy. Together with the audience, we discussed the impacts of smart devices on individuals and society. The workshop was therefore interdisciplinary by design and brought together different perspectives including technology, data protection and law, ethics and regulation. In four presentations, a range of issues, trends and challenges stemming from smart devices in general and smart cars in particular – as one example of an emerging and extensive smart technology – were raised. In the discussion, it became clear that privacy and its implementation are at the core of the relationship between users on the one side and smart appliances as well as the technical systems and companies behind them on the other and that there is an ongoing need to broaden the understanding of privacy in the direction of a social and collective value.

Just published: Modelling the relationship between privacy and security perceptions and the acceptance of surveillance practices

Friedewald, M.; van Lieshout, M.; Rung, S. (2016): Modelling the relationship between privacy and security perceptions and the acceptance of surveillance practices. In: Aspinall, D.; Camenisch, J. et al. (Hrsg.): Privacy and Identity 2015, IFIP AICT, vol. 476. Cham: Springer (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 476), S. 1-18.

The relationship between privacy and security is often but falsely understood as a zero-sum game, whereby more security can only be achieved by sacrifice of privacy. Since this has been proven as too simplistic this chapter explores what factors are influencing people’s perceptions of privacy and security in the context of security-oriented surveillance practices. We are presenting a model showing that structural elements such as trust in the institutions that are implementing and operating surveillance systems are crucial for the acceptability while individual factors such as age, gender or region of living are less important than often assumed.

The Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) survey data now publicly available

Now available in GESIS – Data Archive for the Social Sciences: Survey  Data from the project “The Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) – Towards a European Framework For Integrated Decision Making” under number ZA6296.

Primary researchers of this study are:
Szekely, Iván, Eötvös Károly Policy Institute
Raab, Charles, University Edinburgh
van der Ploeg, Irma, University Maastricht
Gutwirth, Serge, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Wright, David, Trilateral Research Ltd.
van Lieshout, Marc, Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research
Skinner, Gideon, Ipsos MORI
Friedewald, Michael, Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI)

Dataset: 1.0.0 (01.07.2016) doi:10.4232/1.12559

Access class: A – Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

More information is available at the data catalogue: study description.

Suggested citation:

Friedewald, Michael; Skinner, Gideon; van Lieshout, Marc; Wright, David; Gutwirth, Serge; van der Ploeg, Irma; Raab, Charles; Szekely, Iván (2016): The Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) – Towards a European Framework For Integrated Decision Making. GESIS Datenarchiv, Köln. ZA6296 Datenfile Version 1.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.12559

The Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) Umfragedaten jetzt öffentlich verfügbar

Neu im GESIS – Datenarchiv für Sozialwissenschaften verfügbar sind die Daten der Studie „The Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) – Towards a European Framework For Integrated Decision Making“ unter der Nummer ZA6296.

Primärforscher dieser Studie sind:
Szekely, Iván, Eötvös Károly Policy Institute
Raab, Charles, University Edinburgh
van der Ploeg, Irma, University Maastricht
Gutwirth, Serge, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Wright, David, Trilateral Research Ltd.
van Lieshout, Marc, Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research
Skinner, Gideon, Ipsos MORI
Friedewald, Michael, Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI)

Datensatz: 1.0.0 (01.07.2016) doi:10.4232/1.12559

Zugangsklasse: A – Daten und Dokumente sind für die akademische Forschung und Lehre freigegeben.

Weitere Informationen im Datenbestandskatalog: Studienbeschreibung.

Suggested citation:

Friedewald, Michael; Skinner, Gideon; van Lieshout, Marc; Wright, David; Gutwirth, Serge; van der Ploeg, Irma; Raab, Charles; Szekely, Iván (2016): The Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) – Towards a European Framework For Integrated Decision Making. GESIS Datenarchiv, Köln. ZA6296 Datenfile Version 1.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.12559