Viktor Mayer-SchönbergerViktor Mayer-Schönberger

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger (born 1966) is a professor of Internet governance and regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger holds a number of law degrees, including one from Harvard, and an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics. In 1998 he joined the faculty of Harvard Kennedy School, where he worked and lectured for ten years. In addition, for three years he was at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger chaired the Rueschlikon Conference on Information Policy, is the co-founder of the SubTech conference series, and served on the ABA/AAAS National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. He is on advisory boards of corporations and organisations around the world, including Microsoft and the World Economic Forum. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger 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.

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger has published several books, as well as over a hundred articles (including articles in science) and book chapters. His research focuses on the role of information in the networked economy. Furthermore, he has been studying data privacy, governance in virtual worlds, e-government and big data.

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