It's the Relationship, Stupid
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It's the Relationship, Stupid

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 17:40—18:00
Location: C01

The main focus of platform scrutiny has always been on privacy. Platforms engage in „surveillance capitalism“ and hence the power of platforms is a function of the data they gather about us. This telling has led to the expectation that by regulating privacy – like with the GDPR in Europe – platform power can be tackled. As it turned out, the GDPR hasn’t really curbed platform power, but instead increased it in meaningful ways. In my talk I will tell the real story of platform power and why privacy regulation won’t save us.

Dr. Michael Seemann
Dr. Michael Seemann
Michael Seemann studied applied cultural science at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. In 2010 he started the blog "CTRL-Verlust", that lead to his 2014 book called "Das Neue Spiel,...


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