Articles from the category: Policy & Law
Have you ever asked yourself why you agree to privacy agreements like cookies on a website way faster and consider them less online then offline? That phenomenon is called the privacy paradox…
The Sustainability of AI is missing proper standards. EU’s CSRD might be a new directive. But is it a toothless paper tiger or a sharp lion?
Digital Policy: The new EU Code on Disinformation might bring an end to platform’s arbitrary handling of hack-and-leak
What visions do we need to implement so that an ethics-led digitalisation of our society works for everyone? We take stock.
Dr. Theresa Züger talks to Patricia Leu from Prototype Fund about the Public Interest AI project and the democratic potential of AI for the common good.
Research issues in focus
The state monitors its citizens, Internet companies monitor their users – and finally we monitor ourselves and each other. Who is monitoring whom and why? What positive effects can surveillance have and when does it become a danger for a democratic society? Questions like these were posed by students of the Humboldt University of Berlin in the seminar “Tracing Surveillance – On the Trace of Surveillance” led by HIIG researcher Thomas Christian Bächle. In the contributions to this dossier they discuss their views on state and economic power and surveillance technologies.
The current lockdown is boosting online activity – everything is increasingly shifting to the digital sphere. In this dossier we ask if, how and why the Corona pandemic will affect key subjects of digital technologies. What does this mean for the regulation of content on digital platforms? How is Covid-19 activating the digital society? How does it transform our online culture? How safe are tracing apps? What lessons can be learned regarding cyber security? Busy times for our researchers!