In her research project, Glocal Search. Search technology at the intersection of global capitalism and local socio-political cultures, astrid looks at how search technology is shaped and governed at the intersection of global and local dynamics. She analyzed the reform of the EU data protection legislation as a case study: How are search engines (and related Internet services) negotiated at the intersection of global, European and local contexts?
Astrid writes: ‘Due to large-scale political events, the NSA affair most importantly, the European Union started to get active, to try to unify its data protection legislation and to develop common data protection standards – why the empowerment rhetoric does not easily translate into political practice and where the problems lie turned out to be a central part of my analysis.’
Read the full article on Astrid’s blog.