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Business and research seminar in Aarhus – GDPR and digital research dilemmas

November 21 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Together ATV (The Academy for the Technical Sciences), Digital Society and Aarhus University organise a two-track business and research seminar. The business seminar concerns the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the final steps towards compliance. The research seminar concerns digital research ethics and legal compliance in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Have a look of the two seminars beneath.


The final steps toward GDPR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation become effective on May 25 2018, but many questions regarding how to become compliant are still unclear to Danish companies and organisations. This business seminar features presentations from legal advisers, discussions and concrete business cases to learn from and aims at providing a solution and practice-oriented perspective on the GDPR.


  • 09.30-10.00: Registration and light breakfast
  • 10.00-10.05: Welcome by Associate Professor and member of ATV’s Adviser’s Council, Anja Bechmann
  • 10.05-10.15: Where are the challenges for the danish companies? by Specialist Anthropologist Laura Lynggaard Nielsen and Senior Usable Security Expert, Mads Shaarup Andersen, Alexandra Instituttet
  • 10.15-11.00: The GDRR and the road ahead by Director of The Data Protection Agency, Christina Gulisano
  • 11.00-11.15: Break
  • 11.15-11.40: Implementing GDPR by CPO and chairman of the Digital Security Council, Henning Mortensen
  • 11.40-12.00: An overview of the GDPR by Legal Adviser and member of ATV’s Adviser’s Council, Janne Glæsel
  • 12.00-13.00: Lunch
  • 13.00-13.20: Learnings to share by Executive Director of iProspect and Amplifi, Morten Bruhn Højsgaard
  • 13.20-13.40: Learnings to share by TBA
  • 13.40-14.00: Learnings to share by Chief Legal Adviser at Hjerteforeningen, Marie Panduro
  • 14.00-14.15: Break
  • 14.15-14.35: Open data and ethics in Aarhus Municipality by Chief of IKT at Aarhus Municipality, Bo Fristed
  • 14.35-15.20: Panel debate by TBA
  • 15.20-15.30: Thank you for today
  • 15.30-16.00: Wine and network

Sign up for the business seminar

The seminar adresses CEO’s, CIO’s, CXO’s and technology excecutives together with Data Protections Officers, business developers and compliance responsible in all private and public companies and organisations.

Get the pricing info and sign up for the business seminar.


Digital research dilemmas – Ethics and Legal Compliance

In collaboration, AU Datalab and DIGETIK invite all researchers (including PhD students) working with personal data and/or data derived from human behaviour and communication who are facing ethical and legal dilemmas in this regard to participate in a one-day research seminar focusing on the perils and practices of researching our increasingly digitally saturated social lives.

The aim of this research seminar is to bring together researchers who is doing digital research within the Humanities and Social Sciences, in order to discuss the ethical and legal dimensions of their research projects. Through presentations and discussion of current legal and ethical frameworks and through discussions of how we as researchers do actually go about doing our research in ethically sound ways, we hope to 1) render visible current “best practices” of digital research, and 2) inquire the dilemmas of these practices in order to support digital researchers in navigating the murky waters of digital ethics. Not least, the aim of the seminar is to improve, qualify, and empower ethical decision-making.

PhD students will be awarded 1 ECTS-point for their participation. Suggested readings will be sent out by e-mail in the beginning of November.


  • 10.00-10.15: Welcome
  • 10.15-11.00: Presentation of 3 example cases featuring critical ethical dilemmas.
    • Case 1: Ane Kathrine Gammelby on key ethical and legal dilemmas of researching intimate peer-communities discussing health-issues on Facebook.
    • Case 2: Kristian Møller on the ethical implications and considerations when doing ethnographic fieldwork among users og hook-up and dating apps.
    • Case 3: TBA.
  • 11.00-11.15: Coffee break
  • 11.15-12.00: Perspectives from legal experts by TBA
  • 12.00-13.00: Lunch break
  • 13.00-13.45: Panel discussion of the three example cases presented in the morning. Panelists:
    • Jette Kofoed
    • Anja Bechmann
    • TBA
    • TBA
  • 13.45-14.00: Break
  • 14.00-16.00: Workshop focusing on the participants’ own research dilemmas. Organizer: Malene Charlotte Larsen, DIGITIK.

Sign up for the research seminar and PhD course

We encourage researchers at all stages of their academic careers to participate, no matter if they work with big or small data. Max number of participants is 25.

Prior to November 1 2017 you can sign up for the seminar by filling out this form.




November 21
10:00 - 16:00


AU Datalab and Digital Society, Aarhus University
DIGETIK and DigHumLab, Aalborg University
ATV (Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber)


Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
Aarhus, 8000 Denmark
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