Information technologies and networks are rapidly developing, means for data collection are becoming almost ubiquitous, and powerful computational tools for data analyses are widely available. These developments challenge existing concepts of an individual’s privacy. Starting with the notion of “privacy as control over information about oneself” (e.g., Westin, 1967), Prof. Meyer applies the conceptual framework of closed-loop control to three issues related to privacy such as, a person’s decision to provide information to a website, a person’s decision to share information on social media, and the regulatory decision to limit the collection or use of information about individuals as related to services.

Prof. Joachim Meyer is the Celia and Marcos Maus Professor for Data Sciences at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He holds an M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Technion (Haifa), and worked for 17 years for the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he helped to set up the MIT AgeLab. He focuses on two lines of research: privacy as control over information, privacy-related decision models, privacy engineering, managing privacy harms, privacy and internet, and measuring people’s perceptions of online privacy issues on the one hand, and robot interaction, perception of human-robot interface, ethic and trust for autonomous systems, trust in robotics peacekeepers on the other.

Keynote: Prof. Joachim Meyer (Tel Aviv University)

Panelist: Prof. Menyhárd Attila (MCC Center for Modern Law Studies)

Moderator: Prof. Cséfalvay Zoltán (MCC Center for Next Technological Futures)


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