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About us

RTG Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users

The Doctoral College “Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users” is a highly interdisciplinary collaboration between Computer Science and the fields of Law, Sociology, Information Systems (in Economics), and Usability (in Psychology) funded as Research Training Group by the German National Science Foundation (DFG). We aim at improving the position of mobile users—think of Smartphone users—vis-a-vis Internet-based services, social networks, and sensor-augmented environments (summarized as 'networks').

In the mobile users' experience, these networks and the players therein are becoming increasingly opaque while the users themselves are becoming increasingly transparent. In a multi-disciplinary effort, our Doctoral College counters these “paired trends”—transparent users and opaque networks—with the “paired goals” privacy & trust: privacy is considered as the main instrument for limiting user transparency, while assessing the expected trustworthiness of players in the network is considered as the main instrument for countering the opaqueness of the network players.

The research activities of our RTG are briefly described in our recent flyer:

 

People

Get to know the members of our Research Training Group and their areas of expertise.

Collaboration

The RTG Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users maintains mutually beneficial relationships with several corporate partners.

News and Activities

  • 2019/07/22

    RTG lecture series: Talk by Ass.-Prof. Dr. Oksana Kulyk

    This year's lecture series “Female Scientists for Female Students” started with lecture by Ass.-Prof. Dr. Oksana Kulyk.

  • 2019/07/18

    RTG member Nora Wessels successfully completed her Ph.D.

    Nora Wessels successfully completed her disputation for her thesis titled “Eine ökonomische Analyse des Wertes von Privatsphäre und personenbezogener Daten aus Unternehmens- und Nutzerperspektive” on July, 4th. She is, therefore, the 5th full-time student of the RTG to complete her Ph.D. within the ambitious 3-year timeframe. Congratulations.

  • 2019/06/19

    Save the date: Lecture series “Female Scientists for Female Students”

    Lecture series “Female Scientists for Female Students” starts again on 17th July 2019