Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Privacy and Surveillance Technology

Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Date: February 10 - 11, 2006
Organizers: Karsten Weber, Ricarda Drüeke, Axel Schulz (all Frankfurt/Oder)

The aim of the workshop was to investigate how public life and people's attitudes will change if they face constant surveillance by public and private actors. In the theoretical part the authors presented reflections on the concept of privacy and the dichotomy of private and public sphere. What kind of consequences new information and communication technologies (ICT) for people's privacy will bring about was discussed in the more applied part of the workshop. The authors presented examples from working life, the industries and empirical research in universities. Interesting and controversial discussions following the presented papers turned that workshop into a very stimulating event.

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