CANCELLED Trading Personal Data in Algorithmically Mediated Democracies

The workshop has been cancelled due to CBS' virus precautions. We are sorry for any inconvenience anD thank you for your understanding. Best regards the Digital Transformations Platform CBS Law/MPP and CBS Digital Transformations Platform invites you to the presentation and discussion of key findings.

Fredag, 13 marts, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:15

When? 13 March 2020, 14:00–16:15; followed by a reception.
Where? Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg, Room PHR s20.
Why? Because these discussions are very important for democracy, businesses and citizens!
How? Send an e-mail to Michalla Rosendal. Seats are limited!

At the time of this seminar more than 20 researchers from 9 universities, 6 countries and several disciplines have gathered at Copenhagen Business School for 2½ days to discuss how society and business is affected by the pervasive use of algorithmic mediation of content based on a trade of personal
data. The workshop is focused on challenges, solutions and the role of research.

The workshop is organised in collaboration between researchers from Copenhagen Business School, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), KU Leuven, Arctic University of Norway, University of Oslo, Stockholm University, Copenhagen University, University of Exeter and Queen Mary University of London. The workshop and seminar is chaired by law professor Jan Trzaskowski, CBS LAW/MPP.


The internet provides an important infrastructure for the exchange of information which is important for democracy and regulated by fundamental right, including freedom of expression and the protection of personal data. To navigate information-affluent environments, we depend on mediation that relies on algorithms and the processing of personal data. Digital business models largely rely on algorithms that are designed to increase attention and revenue rather than secure that citizens and public debates are informed. Algorithmic mediation is less transparent than traditional curation due to opaque and proprietary algorithms as well as customisation of information. Changes in the landscape of media and information affect discourses and access to information; something which constitutes a significant challenge to democracy, governance and the law.


Challenges, Solutions and Research: Presentation of the result from the workshop Workshop-participants will present the outcome of this workshop which is focused on challenges, solutions and the role of research in addressing issues related to the algorithmic mediation of content based on personal data. This also includes the identification of principles that should govern digital business models.

Plenary discussions with stakeholders Invited stakeholders and the audience are invited to comment on the observations, solutions and research ideas. Everyone is encouraged to share their views on how researchers can best address challenges.

Closing comments

Informal networking and discussions.

The Workshop is part of the CBS Law's Business in Democracy Initiative.
The workshop and seminar is made possible with kind support from CBS LAW, the CBS Transformations Platform and Dreyers Fond.

Sidst opdateret: Business in Society platforms // 23/06/2023