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About Michael Friedewald

Dr. Michael Friedewald is senior researcher and head of the ICT research group within the Competence Centre "Emerging Technologies" at Fraunhofer ISI.
Currently, Michael Friedewald is particularly interested both in societal and econmic impacts of emerging technlogies. Since a couple of years he has focused on questions of privacy and data protection and on surveillance technologies.
He is currently co-ordinating the BMBF funded "Forum Privacy".

Before, he was co-ordinator of the FP6 project “Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence” (SWAMI) and “Converging Technologies and their Implications for the Social Sciences and Humanities” (CONTECS) and the FP7 projects "Privacy and Emerging Sciences and Technologies" (PRESCIENT), “Privacy and security mirrors” (PRISMS) and „Supporting fundamentAl rights, PrIvacy and Ethics in surveillaNce Technologies“ (SAPIENT).
In Germany Michael is involed in numerous development projects and studies for the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) respectively.
He has contributed to numerous technlogy assessment studies for the German ("Demand oriented innovation policy", "Working in the future", "Ubiquitous Computing") and European Parliaments(STOA Study on Cloud Computing).
Michael Friedewald served as a member of the European Commission's Internet of Things Expert Group and was an invited expert in COST actions IS0807 (Living in Surveillance Societies) and IC1206 (De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content) as well as in an ENISA working group on life-logging applications.
Michael is a co-organiser of the leading European "Computers, Privacy and Data Protection" conference.
Michael holds a doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1999) and a diploma degree in economics (1995), both from RWTH Aachen University.


Present Coordinator ICT reasearch, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research
Present Geschäftsfeldleiter IKT, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

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