Science and Technology Studies and ICT-related privacy research

DIPO team member Petra Ilyes has co-authored with STS (Science and Technology Studies) scholar and security and privacy researcher Carsten Ochs a review paper Sociotechnical Privacy. Mapping the Research Landscape in the Winter 2013 edition of the Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies Studies Tecnoscienza.

The paper demonstrates that STS (Science and Technology Studies) engagement with ICT-related privacy in terms of sociotechnical privacy has been rather low-key as yet. It points to the potential of one of the central concepts of STS – the „sociotechnical“ – for ICT-related privacy research, in order to highlight the interlocking of human and technical agency.