Privacy and Usabiliy

Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • EU Horizon 2020

Duration Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2019
  • Applied Information Technology AE (Details)
  • Information Systems and Society IN (Details)


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  • Informationswirtschaft
  • Kirrane, Sabrina (Details) Project Head
  • Spiekermann-Hoff, Sarah (Details) Project Head
  • Wagner, Benjamin (Details) Project Head

Abstract (English)

With the rapid accumulation and processing of personal data by numerous organizations, it is of paramount importance to protect people from adverse uses of their data, while allowing them to enjoy the benefits the use of these data can possibly provide. This is the question of protecting citizens' privacy, while enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their actions with privacy implications.
The Privacy & Us innovative training network will train thirteen creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers (ESRs) to be able to reason, design and develop novel solutions to questions related to the protection of citizens' privacy, considering the multidisciplinary and intersectoral aspects of the issue. ESRs will be trained to face both current and future challenges in the area of privacy and usability. Privacy & Us offers a combination of research-related and transferable competence skills that will enhance the career perspectives of the ESRs in both the academic and non-academic sectors.
The ESRs will receive comprehensive training and engage in intersectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration. Through this collaborative effort, the project will make a significant contribution and impact to the ESRs future careers. It will also contribute to shaping future privacy policies and practices in Europe and will significantly advance the state of the art in privacy and usability research.


  • Tel Aviv University - Israel
  • Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz - Germany
  • Uniscon Universal Identity Control GmbH - Germany
  • Goethe University Frankfurt am Main - Germany
  • University College London - United Kingdom
  • USECON Usability Consultants GmbH - Austria
  • Karlstads Universitet - Sweden
  • Vasco - United Kingdom


Media report

2019 Görnemann, Esther. 2019. Die heimliche und die unheimliche Seite von KI - Alexa, was machst du da mit mir? (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2019 Görnemann, Esther. 2019. Sprachassistenten - Funktion, Markt und Datenschutz. Digitale Woche, Kiel, 11.09.19 (Details)