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Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger

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Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger

Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

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Email: Viktor.MS@oii.ox.ac.uk

 

Experience

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, faculty affiliate with Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, is the Oxford Internet Institute's Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation. His research at the University of Oxford focuses on the role of information in a networked economy. He was previously Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Director of the Information + Innovation Policy Research Centre. Before coming to the LKYSPP he spent ten years on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Professor Mayer-Schönberger has published seven books, including most recently Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age (Princeton University Press 2009) and Governance and Information Technology (MIT Press 2007), as well as over a hundred articles (including in Science) and book chapters. A native Austrian, Professor Mayer-Schonberger founded Ikarus Software in 1986, a company focusing on data security, and developed Virus Utilities, which became the best-selling Austrian software product. He was voted Top-5 Software Entrepreneur in Austria in 1991 and Person-of-the-Year for the State of Salzburg in 2000.

He chairs the Rueschlikon Conference on Information Policy, is the cofounder of the SubTech conference series, and served on the ABA/AALS National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. He is on the academic advisory boards of corporations and academic institutions, including Microsoft. He holds a number of law degrees, including one from Harvard and an MS(Econ) from the London School of Economics.

In his spare time, he likes to travel, go to the movies, and learn about architecture.

 

 

By Date

 

2007

September 2007

"From Electronic Government to Information Government"

Book Chapter

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

"This chapter first lays out the current state of understanding of electronic government, because most of the attention to information and government in the last decade has come under this rubric. We then present our vision of an 'information government' paradigm, which focuses on the flow of information within, to, and from government. We conclude with an overview of the contributions to this edited volume."

 

 

September 2007

"'E-Government is an Outcome': Michael Armstrong and the Transformation of Des Moines"

Book Chapter

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

 

 

September 2007

"Dubai's Electronic Government"

Book Chapter

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

 

 

September 2007

"Protecting Privacy by Requesting Access: Marc Rotenberg and EPIC"

Book Chapter

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

 

 

September 2007

"The Swiss E-Government Barometer: Kuno Schedler Feels the Temperature of E-Government Services"

Book Chapter

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

 

 

September 2007

"Telecities: Sharing Knowledge among European Cities"

Book Chapter

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

 

 

September 2007

Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government

Book

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

Developments in information and communication technology and networked computing over the past two decades have given rise to the notion of electronic government, most commonly used to refer to the delivery of public services over the Internet. This volume argues for a shift from the narrow focus of "electronic government" on technology and transactions to the broader perspective of information government—the information flows within the public sector, between the public sector and citizens, and among citizens....

Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government is the result of a collaboration between the authors, the Dubai Initiative, and the Dubai School of Government (DSG). The original papers were presented at a DSG conference held in Dubai in May 2005.

 

 

September 2007

"The Governing of Government Information"

Book Chapter

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and David Lazer

 

 

April, 2007

Useful Void: The Art of Forgetting in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing

Working Paper

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

 

2006

May, 2006

Jefferson Rebuffed -- The United States and the Future of Internet Governance

Working Paper

By Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

 

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