SSC Seminar Series: Markus Uhlmann, University of Kassel

Socio-technical processes and institutional design of digital trust infrastructures: privacy protection in online social network sites

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Contemporary privacy practices, as well as big data surveillance, that are constituted among users of online social network sites (OSNs), challenge, in many cases, established regulatory approaches of data protection and understandings of privacy. In this context, Uhlmann's presentation provides a critical discussion and comparison of existing approaches to privacy regulation in the context of OSNs. Furthermore, by crosschecking OSNs with socio-technical mechanisms and practices of privacy and trust in other social domains, the presentation focuses on alternative options for the constitution of digital trust infrastructures and privacy regulation.

About the Speaker:  

Markus Uhlmann is a PhD candidate in the department of sociological theory at the University of Kassel, Germany. As a member of the interdisciplinary Doctoral College "Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users“, he is interested in socio-technical dynamics of privacy and trust and regulatory approaches to data protection in the context of online social network sites. 

Everyone welcome!