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Ben Wagner

Dr. Ben Wagner is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab at Vienna University of Economics and Business. In 2014 he founded the Centre for the Internet and Human Rights (CIHR) at European University Viadrina and served as CIHR Director from 2014 to 2016. His research focuses on communications technology at the intersection between rights, ethics and governance.

Ben holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from European University Institute in Florence. He was previously worked at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, the University of Pennsylvania, Human Rights Watch and the European Council on Foreign Relations. His research has been published in Telecommunications Policy, JITP and the International Journal of Communications.

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Latest posts by Ben Wagner

13 March 2018

Can Germany's ‘Lex Facebook’ Be Saved? A Business and Human Rights Analysis


Germany's NetzDG forces companies to police hate speech or face astronomical fines for persistent violations of up to 50 million Euro. Is this a good way to solve the problem?

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