Expert on technology and human rights, Director of the Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab
Ben Wagner is an Assistant Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and he is also the director of the interdisciplinary Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab at the same university, which is focused on the promotion of ethical and efficient use of technology. His main focus is focuses on communications technology at the intersection between rights, ethics and governance, as well as human rights and information systems. Wagner is a member of the Centre for the Internet and Human Rights (CIHR); he participates in the educational network related to the data protection and implementation and is a member of the ENISA board. The list of his previous positions includes the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Human Rights Watch and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). His academic career has taken him to the Technical University of Berlin, the University of Pennsylvania and European University Viadrina in Frankfurt. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from European University Institute in Florence.