Förderjahr 2021 / Projekt Call #16 / ProjektID: 5937 / Projekt: RESPECTeD-IoT
As a part of the RESPECTeD-IoT project, and in collaboration with seven other European universities, we published the paper "Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms: Current Open Proposals and Challenges" at the 2022 International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'22), Co-located with 7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy. The paper explores the important topic of Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms that can fundamentally shift the practice of data protection towards a human-centric practice. We are honored that the IWPE'22 gave its best paper presentation award to this paper. Here is the abstract of the paper:
"Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms (DPCCMs) enable users to express their privacy decisions and manage their online consent. Thus, they can become a crucial means of protecting individuals’ online privacy and agency, thereby replacing the current problematic practices such as “consent dialogues”. Based on an in-depth analysis of different DPCCMs, we propose an interdisciplinary set of factors that can be used for a comparison of such mechanisms. Moreover, we use the results from a qualitative expert study to identify some of the main multidisciplinary challenges that DPCCMs should address to become widely adopted data privacy mechanisms. We leverage both the factors and the challenges to compare two current open specifications, i.e. the Advanced Data Protection Control (ADPC) and the Global Privacy Control (GPC), and discuss future work."
You can read the paper here (DOI): 10.1109/EuroSPW55150.2022.00029
Prior to his current position at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Soheil conducted research and managed multidisciplinary projects in several universities and institutes, including Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Research Studios Austria (RSA), etc. Besides his academic career, he has been coaching and consulting more than 40 start-ups and corporations. Moreover, he has been involved in diverse projects run by national and international NGOs or agencies, such as United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Soheil is engaged in a broad portfolio of research aiming to empower humans and develop sustainable solutions in the digital economy. In his projects, he conducts multidisciplinary research on human needs & values, digital privacy, human-centric information systems and algorithmic accountability. Soheil Human applies a wide range of theories and methods from Philosophy, Cognitive & Information Economics, Conceptual & Computational Cognitive Modelling, Artificial Intelligence, and Semantic Web in his research. His other research interests involve digital rights, pluralism & epistemic disagreements, predictive processing, and socio-technical imaginaries.