Syllabus

Title
6146 Interdisziplinäres Research Seminar Law, Ethics and Data
Instructors
Univ.Prof. Dr. Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff, Univ.Prof. Dr. Axel Polleres, Dr. Benjamin Wagner
Type
FS
Weekly hours
2
Language of instruction
Englisch
Registration
02/01/19 to 02/26/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 02/27/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 03/06/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 03/13/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 03/20/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 03/27/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 04/03/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 04/10/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 04/17/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 05/08/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 05/15/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 05/22/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 05/29/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 06/05/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 06/12/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 06/19/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103
Wednesday 06/26/19 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.1.103

Contents

This seminar is held every week with leading experts presenting their thoughts and research results on ehical issues in information systems.
The topics chosen are highly timely, inlcuding matters such as human rights in IT, privacy in system design, questions of democracy and freedom in the face of digital surveillance, challenges around hate speech, etc. The talks that have taken palce in past semesters  give a good insight into what to expect. They can be found here: https://www.privacylab.at/events/

Learning outcomes

Students will learn of core subject matters debated in the research field of private & sustainable computing.

Attendance requirements

We expect weekly attendance.

Teaching/learning method(s)

This seminar will see presentations by major experts in their field of privacy & sustainable computing. The experts invited to speak at this seminar are are mostly external experts from other unversities and research institutes. But the seminar also sees some presentations from our own staff to ensure everyone is 'a-jour' on what the Privacy & Sustainability Lab is currently doing.

Assessment

50%  in-class participation

50%  reflection & readings

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Anyone who is interested in private & sustainable computing can participate in this seminar. That is: We also welcome students from the law school, from business ethics, from computer science, etc.

The research staff of WU's Privacy & Sustainability Lab is expected to be present in this seminar.

Readings

1 Author: EU Parliament and the Councial
Title:

REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEANPARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of naturalpersons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movementof such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data ProtectionRegulation)


Publisher: Official Journal of the European Union, EU Parliament and the Councial, Editor: Brussels
Year: 2016
2 Author: S. Spiekermann
Title:

Ethical IT Innovation - A Value-based System Design Approach 


Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, New York, London and Boca Raton
Year: 2016
3 Author: S. Spiekermann, J. Korunovska
Title:

Towards a Value Theory for Personal Data


Publisher: Journal of Information Technology (JIT)
Remarks: forthcoming
Year: 2016
Last edited: 2018-11-28



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