Dr. Michael Friedewald

Coordinator of Business Unit Information and Communication Technologies

Studies of  Electrical Engineering, Economics and History of Science and Technology at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH Aachen). Doctoral degree (with distinction) with a dissertation about the intellectual and technical roots of personal computing.

  • 1992-1994: Assistent Researcher at the Institute for Technical Informatics and Man-Machine Systems, Technical University Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany.
  • 1994-1999: Teaching and pre-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of the History of Science and Technology, Technical University Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany.
  • Since 1999 scientist and consultant for Information and Communication Technologies, Innovation Research and Technology Assessment at the Fraunhofer ISI.

    • Impacts of emerging technologies on privacy and security
    • Privacy impact assessment, data protection impact assessments
    • Surveillance and security technologies
    • Open Public Data, Big Data
    • IT safety in critical infrastructures
    • Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems  
    • Future studies, technology foresight, innovation systems
    • FTI strategies and programmes
    • Historical innovation research, history of computers, communication and media  
  • Monographs

    • Friedewald, M.; Lamla, J.; Roßnagel, A. (Hrsg.) (2017): Informationelle Selbstbestimmung im digitalen Wandel Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg (DuD-Fachbeiträge).
    • Friedewald, M.; Burgess, J. P.; Cas, J. et al. (Eds.) (2017): Surveillance, Privacy and Security: Citizens’ Perspectives. London: Routledge (PRIO New Security Studies).
    • Friedewald, Michael, Raabe, Oliver; Georgieff, Peter; Koch, Daniel J.; Neuhäusler, Peter (2010): Ubiquitäres Computing: Das "Internet der Dinge" - Grundlagen, Anwendungen, Folgen (=Studien des Büros für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag, Bd. 31). Berlin: Edition Sigma. ISBN 978-3-8360-8131-3. 


    • van Lieshout, M.; Friedewald, M. (forthcoming): Drones – Dull, dirty or dangerous? The social construction of privacy and security technologies. In: Ponnet, K.; Reniers, G. et al. (Eds.): Responsible Innovation in Security: Critical Reflections. London: Routledge.
    • Friedewald, M. (2017): Datenschutz-Folgenabschätzung: Chancen, Grenzen, Umsetzung. In: TATuP – Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis 26, Nr. 1-2, S. 66-71.
    • Friedewald, M.; van Lieshout, M.; Rung, S.; Ooms, M. (2016): The Context-Dependence of Citizens’ Attitudes and Preferences Regarding Privacy and Security. In: Gutwirth, S.; Leenes, R. et al. (Eds.): Data Protection on the Move: Current Developments in ICT and Privacy/Data Protection. Dordrecht: Springer (Law, Governance and Technology 24), S. 51-74.
    • Goos, Kerstin; Friedewald, Michael; William, C.; Webster, R. and Leleux, Charles (2015): The co-evolution of surveillance technology and surveillance practices. In: Wright, David and Kreissl, Reinhard (Hrsg.): Surveillance in Europe. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp. 51-100
    • Hallinan, Dara; Schütz, Philip; Friedewald, Michael and de Hert, Paul (2014): Neurodata and Neuroprivacy: Data Protection Outdated? In: Surveillance & Society 12(1), pp. 55-72    
    • Finn, Rachel L.; Wright, David and Friedewald, Michael (2013): Seven types of privacy. In: Gutwirth, Serge; Leenes, Ronald; de Hert, Paul and Poullet, Yves (Hrsg.): European Data Protection: Coming of Age? Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 3-32      
    • Leimbach, Timo and Friedewald, Michael (2010): Assessing National Policies to Support Software in Europe. In: Info: The journal of policy, regulation and strategy 12(6), pp. 40-55.