Archief Privacy in the Age of Big Data - Lecture

Personal information has become increasingly accessible online. What information is out there about you? Are you aware of what others know about you? What can others do with this information? Increasing use of information technologies challenges us to rethink whether our privacy is potentially at risk and what we should do to create sufficient protection.


In this lecture, Professor Van den Hoven will reflect on the ethical dimensions of privacy. He will show us why privacy is so important from a moral viewpoint. He will also show that we are still hostage to the metaphor of the balance of national security vs. privacy, which is unhelpful.

Jeroen van den Hoven is a full professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology and editor-in-chief of Ethics and Information Technology. He was the founding scientific director of 3TU.Ethics (2007-2013). He won the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2009 and the IFIP prize for ICT and Society also in 2009 for his work in Ethics and ICT. He is Programme Chair of the Dutch Research Council on Responsible Innovation and a member of the board of trustees of Bentley University.

 • Prof. Jeroen van den Hoven Professor of Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology

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