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(Online) Symposium on the Web and Internet Policy

The online event taking place on 9 December 2020 (2.00 - 6.30 pm) and is jointly organised by Weizenbaum research group head Dr. Volker Stocker and Prof. Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Berlin / Max Planck Institute for Informatics).

It is our pleasure to invite you to an (Online) Symposium on the Web and Internet Policy that is jointly organized by Weizenbaum research group head Dr. Volker Stocker and Prof. Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Berlin / Max Planck Institute for Informatics). 

The symposium will provide a novel venue for researchers across fields (e.g., economics, computer science, law, engineering) to present their work on aspects such as 'Privacy and Discrimination on the Web' as well as 'Challenges and Regulation in the Internet'. 

There will be stellar group of speakers who will present their work on the intersection of data analytics, computer science, economics, law, and engineering.

Session I – Privacy and Discrimination on the Web:

  • Nikos Laoutaris (IMDEA Networks Institute): 
    "From Privacy & Transparency to (Human Centric) Data Economics"
  • Lilian Edwards (Newcastle University): 
    "Developing privacy and discrimination safeguards in emergency COVID-19 tech: from contact tracing apps to vaccination passports"
  • Krishna Gummadi (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems): 
    "Privacy and Fairness of Online Targeted Advertising"

Session II – Challenges and Regulation in the Internet:

  • William Lehr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): 
    "Internet, Broadband, and Spectrum Policy – Separating the Challenges"
  • David D. Clark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): 
    "Forces that shape the future of the Internet: The Inevitable role of government"
  • Scott Marcus (Bruegel): 
    "Promoting the European Data Economy"
  • Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania): 
    "Understanding the Lessons from the Pandemic: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff”

More detailed information on the event can be found in the flyer as well as in the programme

To register for the event (participation is free), please send a request via the event website: 

The organisers are looking forward to seeing many of you at the symposium!