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XVIIth Interdisciplinary Workshop »Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance«

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society kindly invites for the 17th interdisciplinary workshop “Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance”, which will take place on July 23, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Institute’s premises, Französische Straße 9, 10117 Berlin. You should understand German, but are very welcome to give your presentation in English.



23 July 2023 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Französische Str. 9, 10117 Berlin


With this workshop, we want to offer particularly young researchers the opportunity to present and discuss current research work from the very broad and diverse research field of privacy, surveillance, and data protection in an interdisciplinary environment. We welcome article and dissertation projects, theoretical and empirical work, analyses as well as proposed solutions from all disciplines – and it may explicitly be work in progress. In addition to the discussion of open research questions, the workshop will particularly focus on the critical reflection of the participants’ own research premises, school(s) of thought, and discipline(s).

After experiencing numerous “ups” and “downs” – or “summers” and “winters” – “Artificial Intelligence,” particularly in the form of Machine Learning (ML), is once again at the center of public and academic attention. Issues arise regarding various aspects, including the training of ML models, often due to the use of large quantities of personal data, the trained models themselves, as they may reflect the biases or distortions inherent in the data, or the practical deployment of these systems, which could lead to discriminatory outcomes – or any combination of all these aspects. Which of these identified problems can and should be addressed using theories and concepts from the research field of privacy, data protection & surveillance? For which of them already exist viable solutions? Moreover, what challenges exist, whether in the quest for solutions or in their implementation, whether conceptually or practically, whether viewed from a disciplinary perspective or within interdisciplinary contexts?


If you are interested in attending the event, please fill in our registration form at the bottom of this page by Monday, July 1, 2024 at the latest, indicating whether you would like to attend as a listener or as a speaker. Speakers are asked to provide a title and an extended abstract (approx. 800 words) of the presentation, which should last max. 15 minutes. You are also welcome to provide information about your disciplines, areas of interest, and research interests. Within the general topic, you are completely free to choose your subject and to set a focus for your presentation, even beyond our proposed focus.

The workshop program will be sent to all registered participants by July 16, 2024.

We are very much looking forward to your participation and contribution.


1 July 2024
  Registration deadline
1 July 2024
  Deadline for the submission of abstracts
9 July 2024
  Notification to submitters
16 July 2024
  Workshop programme
23 July 2024


Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse travel or accommodation expenses.

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Event date

23.07.2024 | 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


Jörg Pohle, Dr.

Head of Research Program: Actors, Data and Infrastructures


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