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DATALAB

  • Center for Digital Social Research

DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research is an interdisciplinary research center at the School of Communication and Culture. The center is based on the vision that technology and data systems should maintain a focus on people and society, supporting the principles of democracy, human rights and ethics.


All research and activities of the center is focusing on three contemporary challenges facing the digital society, that is the challenge of 1) preserving conditions for privacy, autonomy and trust among individuals and groups; 2) sustaining the provision of and access to high-quality content online to safeguard democracy; and 3) maintaining a suitable and meaningful balance between algorithmic and human control in connection with automation.





Recent publications




News & Activities


2019.11.22 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control, Data sharing and privacy

A social science perspective on the Next Generation Internet

In Brisbane, Australia, DATALAB gathered internet researchers from around the world for a workshop on the development of a more human-centered internet.

2019.11.22 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control, Data sharing and privacy

Machine learning and big data can challenge due process if used without consideration (in Danish)

Many people consider decisions based on data as neutral, but a case from the United States illustrate that they aren’t. Read the commentary in Jyllands-Posten from DATALAB's Simon Enni and Anja Bechmann.

2019.10.23 | Disinformation, DATALAB

CALL FOR PAPERS: ROPH'20 Conference on Online Hostility

The ROPH’20 conference takes stock of our current knowledge about online political hostility and identify the next big questions we need to solve. The conference marks the launch of the five-year Research on Online Political Hostility (ROPH) project, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.




Contact


Anja Bechmann

Center Director
anjabechmann@cc.au.dk
+45 5133 5138