Head of the Insitute at University of Business and Economics Vienna
Since 2009, Sarah Spiekermann has chaired the Institute for Information Systems & Society at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). She is a well-regarded scientist, author, speaker and advisor on digital ethics. She published several books in the domain, including "Digital Ethics – A Value System for the 21st Century" (Droemer, 2019). In 2016, she founded the Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab at WU Vienna (renamed "Sustainability Computing Lab" in 2020). In the same year she also started to vice-chair IEEE P7000 Standards to build the first model process for ethical system design (expected to be released in 2021).
To date, Spiekermann has published over 100 scientific articles on the social and ethical implications of computer systems and given more than 200 presentations and talks about her work around the world. She has also co-authored US/EU privacy regulation and supported works as an expert and advisor to companies and governmental institutions, including the EU Commission and the OECD.
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