Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

In recent years, the possible intersections of “big data” and “nudging” (as well as related instruments) increasingly have attracted attention from different scientific disciplines. The debate is focusing especially on the possibility to use instruments of big data-based behavioural regulation to dynamically target particular individuals or groups. The interdisciplinary research project Big Data & Nudging…

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Privacy by design in smart cities

Skyscrapers and Wifi signals

How to build smart cities in a privacy and security-friendly way, when more and more movements and human actions are tracked by means of public WiFi and camera systems? How to develop the right infrastructure in smart cities? In particular, how to make employees aware of privacy and security risks handling personal data in businesses, which…

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Cybersecurity

With critical infrastructure becoming increasingly networked and the number of networked sensors and other objects of everyday use in the Internet of Things growing rapidly, the security of the devices and networks involved is of crucial importance. Security issues around Bring-Your-Own-Device have furthered the importance of cybersecurity in recent years. The cybersecurity project aims to…

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Innovation and Imitation in the Games Sector

This 2-year study investigated the tension between innovation and imitation in the Digital Games Industry. In this project, we understand imitation as a basic social practice that informs our learning and making. This seems to be particular true for the gaming industry: Entire game genres (think platform sidescroller games or first person shooters) have emerged…

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The Public International Law of the Internet

The rapid development of the Internet and the increasing digitalisation of everyday life is raising new legal questions across the world: Which (state?) law is applicable to which life circumstance? What does a nation’s (digital?) sovereignty mean in the era of a potentially limitless cyberspace?

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