Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

University of Oxford


Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the professor of Internet governance and regulation at University of Oxford.

A native of Austria, 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.

In 1998, he joined the faculty of Harvard Kennedy School, where he worked for 10 years. Mayer-Schönberger then spent three years at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore before moving to Oxford.

Mayer-Schönberger has published over 100 articles and book chapters and seven books, including Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age.

Featured Work

2013 Sayada Community Network Building. CREDIT: <a href="">Ryan Gerety</a>

OCT 31, 2014 Podcast

The Bright Side to Big Data: Good Intentions and Ethical Questions

We wrap up our three-part series on data and privacy with a look at some ways big data can improve our communities. Technology and big ...

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SEP 5, 2014 Podcast

Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten

As a society, we're still developing vocabulary to talk about data technology and the moral questions it raises. In this first of a series of ...