Zuzanna Warso, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR)


How did you become involved with the SATORI project?

In 2012 I was participating in a conference in Berlin concerning privacy and emerging technologies. It was where I met prof. Philip Brey from the University of Twente and David Wright from TRILATERAL. Afterwards when they came up with the idea of SATORI they’ve asked if the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights wanted to join the consortium, which we happily did.

What is your role in The SATORI Project?

In the first phase of the project we were mainly responsible for comparative legal research. In addition we conducted a number of interviews with stakeholders in Poland and Germany. At the moment, we’re participating in the creation of the SATORI framework as well as outreach and communication activities.

What would be the most desirable outcome of the project?

I hope that in the course of SATORI we will develop a comprehensive framework that will be useful not only for institutions but for all researchers irrespective of the field.

What would be most important contribution of the project to society? Why?

I believe that raising awareness among researchers and society in general that all research and innovation activities should be accompanied by ethical reflection would be our crucial contribution.

What is the most challenging part of the project?

This is a very comprehensive project. It is quite a challenge to come up with guidelines that are useful for a variety of stakeholders from different fields and at the same time are not vague or too general.

How do you see mutual learning taking place in the SATORI project? What can you take with you home?

For me personally this is one of the most enriching aspects of SATORI. I work for a non-governmental organisation and have a background in law, specifically human rights. It is a very valuable experience to cooperate with partners from different fields and sectors. it is fascinating to watch how different fields intersect and interact.