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Keynote from Prof. Alessandro Acquisti

Alessandro Acquisti is a Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (inaugural class). He is the director of the Peex (Privacy Economics Experiments) lab at CMU and the co-director of CMU CBDR (Center for Behavioral and Decision Research).

His research interests lie at the overlap of information technology, society, and economics. They include, primarily, the economics and behavioral economics of privacy and information security, and privacy in online social networks. Prof. Acquisti interested in the economic impact of privacy protection and privacy intrusions, the relations between privacy and economic rationality, and the dichotomy between expressed privacy attitudes and actual revealed behavior.

Abstract of Professor Acquisti’s keynote speech:

In the recent policy debate over privacy, the protection of personal information is often set against the benefits society is expected to gain from large scale analytics. We know from big data technology. Or in other words: Is there a trade-off between the protection of individual rights and the welfare of a society?

In this talk, I will use results from both empirical and theoretical economic research, as well as from behavioral economics, to scrutinize this notion. In particular, I will highlight how current research findings paint a much more nuanced, and interesting, picture regarding the economic impact of data sharing and data protection on both individual and societal wellbeing.

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Sprecher und Gäste

Prof. Alessandro Acquisti
Professor for Information Technology and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Dr. Franziska Böhm
Professor for Law, Leibniz-Institute for Information Infrastructure in Karlsruhe (FIZ) and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technologies (KIT)

Prof. Dr. Sabine Trepte
Professor for Communication Science and Media Psychology, University of Hohenheim

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess (Moderator)
Institute for Information Systems and New Media, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Stefan Butz
Vice President at BMW Group



18:00-18:10 Introduction

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess, MCIR Board

18:10-18:55 Keynote Prof. Alessandro Aquisti

Privacy in the Digital Age: Who Benefits from the Data Economy?
Prof. Alessandro Acquisti, Experte für Informations­technologie und Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

18:55-19:30 Panel Discussion

Intro-Statements of the panelists
Discussion in the panel

19:30-19:55 Q & A Session

Question from the audience in the room and the internet

19:55-20:00 Closing

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess, MCIR Board


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