The data of the others: Shadow Profiles

When social networks collect information about people who are not registered with them, this is called a "shadow profile". But how do shadow profiles come about? Are they legal? What do they mean for our society?

The Centre for Human | Data | Society addresses the issue and emphasises: "Individualised solutions will not be enough to protect our privacy".

Find the press release of the University or Konstanz directly on

Prof. Dr. Wörner in interviews with Deutschlandfunk Nova and Deutschlandfunk Forschung und Kommunikation.

An article also appeared in the taz, die tageszeitung.