Big Data as an interdisciplinary imperative

In late September I spent two days representing Lund University at a U21 workshop in Edinburgh. We were a mix of 60 or so computer scientists, biologists and social scientists from all over the world, lumped together under the theme “Big Data at the heart of 21st Century research”. Mu
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New Report on Datafication and the Consumer Interest

LUii’s Stefan Larsson has done an overview on the relevance of digitalisation for the consumer interest, published by the Swedish Consumer Agency last week, as part of their long term strategy focusing the role of digitalisation. Larsson’s study focuses largely on data-min
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Digital Work-Life Research

That work-life is undergoing tremendous changes due to digitization is an uncontested fact these days, and we are happy to see that two of our most closely affiliated researchers are busy studying and creating knowledge around issues following in the footsteps of this development. It
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LUii’s Larsson signs book deal with Oxford University Press

Stefan Larsson, Associate Professor in Technology and Social Change, recently signed a contract with Oxford University Press for a book titled Conceptions in the Code. How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times. The book will be part of a series entitled Oxford Studies in
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A systematic review of literature on digitization and privacy

A a result of the collaboration with the Swedish Integrity Committee (Integritetskommittén, Ju 2014:09), LUii has published a research review (in Swedish) on literature on digitization and privacy. The work has been led by Måns Svensson, Associate Professor in Sociology of Law, and th
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New LUii Report Shows Every Fifth Swedish Young Adult Has Payment Problems

Approximately every fifth Swedish young adult (18-25) have experienced recurring problems paying bills in the past year. Furthermore, those with recurring payment problems tend more often to buy more than planned; are less likely to have a social network to talk to about financial pro
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Digital tillit: medverkan i SvD, Idagsidan

Idagsidan i SVD är en sida som tar upp aktuella ämnen inom vitt skilda områden. I måndagens SVD (7 december 2015) tas ämnet Digital tillit upp, del 3 i en serien artiklar. Digital tillit är något som aktualiseras allt mer med ökande kontakter via internet och att fysiskt träffas vid k
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LUii’s Larsson on digital consumption @ the Swedish Consumer Agency

The Swedish Consumer Agency is a government agency whose task is to safeguard consumer interests. On 10 September Stefan Larsson, head of LUii and digital researcher, spoke at the agency about digital consumption, new vulnerabilities and consumer profiling. The other invited presenter
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New report from Merkel’s forum on innovation & society

For a two-day event in January this year on innovation and society, Bundeskanzlerin Dr Angela Merkel had invited about 120 experts from 30 different countries to participate in the 2nd International German Forum. – “It was a good effort, not the least in terms of bringing
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