In progress from 01-01-2009 to 31-12-2011
Project manager: Walter Peissl
Privacy reloaded: New requirements and approaches regarding the protection of privacy
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This basic research oriented project analyses both, the basics for the protection of and future threats for privacy. Special attention will be devoted to new developments and the international scientific and political discourse on privacy. The research focus will include new phenomena like “social sorting“ as a consequence of profiling as well as technical developments which are increasingly turning the visions of ubiquitous computing into realities. These developments raise the question whether the basic right to privacy will and can survive in a global Information society and how it can be protected in a sustainable manner. For this purpose up-to-date concepts of technical protection like “privacy by design approaches” as well as new schemes of (self-) regulation and their performance will be analysed and observed.