Event: Can Social Media Influence Elections? Time: July 12, 2017 from 18.30 – 21.00 Place: Universität der Künste, Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin Register: By filling out the form here or send anRead More
Social media and digital technologies created a new media ecosystem that has become a challenge for democracy and its institutions – especially during elections. The fake news debate is symptomatic of this change.
Event: Social networks and populism in the EU Time: May 30, 2017 from 18.00 – 20.00 Guest: Paul-Jasper Dittrich, Research Fellow at Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin Moderator: Joanna Bronowicka,Read More
On May 30, 2017 we will launch the debate with the first seminar on Social Networks and Populism with an expert from Jacques Delors Institut. On July 12, we host a lecture by dr Michał Kosinski, a psychologist and data scientist from Stanford University who developed a method to analyze people based on their Facebook activity.
A CIHR fellow explains how an algorithm is used by Polish job centres to sort the unemployed into three profiles. He analyses how lack of transparency of the algorithm and safeguards against errors of the system creates tension with the human and social rights of the unemployed.
Joanna Bronowicka has been named the Director of the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Having previously served as the Executive Director, Bronowicka will lead an international team of researchers and fellows who study the impacts of digitisation on society and human rights.
On November 30, 2016, the Grand Chamber of the the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was supposed to issue a final ruling in the Barbulescu v. Romania case. But the final decision has been deferred for several more months. Yuan Stevens and Joanna Bronowicka analyse the implications of the pending case for privacy of workers in Europe.
Should algorithms replace bureaucrats? Some hope that automated decisions will make public administration more efficient and fair. But they can also pose a threat to our privacy, freedom of expression and protection from discrimination.
Internet research suffers from a lack of collaboration between academic and civil society communities. This workshop seeks to bringing together scholars and activists with diverse backgrounds and research interests to discuss modes of cooperation. CIHR fellow Jillian C. York and Nathalie Maréchal co-organize the event in Berlin, Germany.
„The legal framework regulating the protection of personal data in Tunisia shares the same weaknesses of Ben Ali’s regime that eventually led to its fall“ writes CIHR fellow Clément Perarnaud. His policy analysis entitled “Data protection in Tunisia: a legal illusion?” explains the development of the right to privacy in Tunisia.