Ethics of digitalisation
The topic of the project is moral challenges associated with the development of digitalisation and its effects. The problems under investigation relate to individually as well as socially significant areas such as privacy, access to information and knowledge or social inequality, which are fundamentally changing in the context of digitalisation.
The aim of the project is to map and, if possible, expand the current state of open questions; e.g.: Is there a moral right to be forgotten online and what should its scope be? What ethical problems arise in decision-making by algorithms? What political responsibility does the legislator have in regulating the internet?
Instead of merely evaluating technical innovations and their implementation retrospectively, the aim is to use considerations of technology ethics to discuss morally relevant options for shaping future developments.
- Discourse analysis
- since 05/2017 Scientific Officer Digitalisation at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Berlin Office
- 04/2015 – 05/2017 Research Associate at the Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH), University of Cologne
- 05/2012 – 06/2014 as well as 09/2016 – 02/2017 Research Associate at GESIS– Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne
- 10/2009 – 05/2012 PhD scholarship holder at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, University of Cologne (until 02/2017 fellow)
- 09/2008 – 07/2009 Scholarship holder at the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Rostock and Institut national d’études démographiques (INED) Paris