Legal, Ethical, Social and Philosophical Issues

We are researching legal, ethical, social and philosophical issues concerning the interplay between information security technology, its theory, and society. This includes the impact of surveillance, information security and privacy enhancing technologies on societal norms and behaviour, the philosophical foundations of information security and privacy, the legal protection of technological protection measures employed in digital rights management systems, the duty of organizations to use technology to protect information security and information privacy, the ethical limits of surveillance, biometrics and sensor technology, the liability of organizations for information security breaches, the regulation of spam and malware, automating the enforcement of privacy norms, the ethics of privacy enhancing and technologies, the legal ontology for security and privacy, legal aspects of public key infrastructures, the regulation of encryption technology, and the ethical use of information security technology.