Dr. Martin Degeling

  • Postdoc - Chair Systems Security
Degeling, Martin
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  • since 2018: scientific coordinator of the research training group NERD.nrw
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University (until 2018)
  • Dr. rer nat. University Duisburg Essen (2016)
  • Doctoral Researcher Institut for Work Science Ruhr-University Bochum
  • M.Sc. Applied Computer Science (Ruhr-University Bochum)


I'm interested in usable privacy, data protection and (counter) surveillance. My interdisciplinary research tries to build bridges between legal privacy requirements and empirical research on web tracking; technical aspects of online profiling and its effects with respect to theories from media science and philosophy or data protection/privacy enhancing technologies and its application in real world systems.

Selected Professional Activities

  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), PC Member 2021
  • ACSAC, PC Member 2020
  • EuroUSEC, PC Member 2020
  • RAID, PC Member 2019


  • Online Tracking and Profiling
  • GDPR effects on the web
  • Usable Privacy
  • Privacy and data protection by design and by default
  • User Privacy and the IoT
  • privacy in times the pandemic



Datenübertragbarkeit – Zwischen Abwarten und Umsetzen

Özlem Karasoy, Gülcan Turgut, Martin Degeling - In: Friedewald et. al, Selbstbestimmung, Privatheit und Datenschutz (Juli, 2021)

Spotlight on Phishing: A Longitudinal Study on Phishing Awareness Trainings

Florian Quinkert, Martin Degeling, Thorsten Holz - Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), Virtual, July 2021

Unifying Privacy Policy Detection

Henry Hosseini, Martin Degeling, Christine Utz, Thomas Hupperich - The 21st Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2021), July 12–16, 2021, Virtual Conference

Likes are not Likes - A Crowdworking Platform Analysis

Dennis Tatang, Philip Kreißel, Michael Sehring, Florian Quinkert, Martin Degeling, Thorsten Holz - CySoc Workshop at the 15th AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

Apps Against the Spread: Privacy Implications and User Acceptance of COVID-19-Related Smartphone Apps on Three Continents

Christine Utz, Steffen Becker, Theodor Schnitzler, Florian Farke, Franziska Herbert, Leonie Schaewitz, Martin Degeling, Markus Dürmuth - ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021

Hey Alexa, is this Skill Safe?: Taking a Closer Look at the Alexa Skill Ecosystem

Christopher Lentzsch, Sheel Jayesh Shah, Benjamin Andow, Martin Degeling, Anupam Das, William Enck - Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, California, USA, February 2021

Effekte der DSGVO auf Webseiten und die Entwicklung der ePrivacy-Verordnung

Martin Degeling, Christine Utz, Tobias Urban - vorgänge. Zeitschrift für Bürgerrechte und Gesellschaftspolitik Nr. 231/232 [59(3-4)], S. 77-86.

Data Sharing in Mobile Apps — User Privacy Expectations in Europe

Nils Quermann, Martin Degeling - 5th European Workshop on Usable Security (EuroUSEC 2020)

Akzeptanz von Corona-Apps in Deutschland vor der Einführung der Corona-Warn-App

Steffen Becker, Martin Degeling, Markus Dürmuth, Florian Farke, Leonie Schaewitz, Theodor Schnitzler, Christine Utz - Vorabveröffentlichung (Preprint), Juni 2020

Be the Phisher - Understanding Users’ Perception of Malicious Domains

Florian Quinkert, Martin Degeling, Jim Blythe, Thorsten Holz - ACM Asia Conference on Computer & Communications Security (ASIACCS), Taipei, Taiwan, June 2020

Measuring the Impact of the GDPR on Data Sharing in Ad Networks

Tobias Urban, Dennis Tatang, Martin Degeling, Thorsten Holz, Norbert Pohlmann - ACM Asia Conference on Computer & Communications Security (ASIACCS), Taipei, Taiwan, June 2020

Beyond the Front Page: Measuring Third Party Dynamics in the Field

Tobias Urban, Martin Degeling, Thorsten Holz, Norbert Pohlmann - The Web Conferences (WWW), Tai­pei, Tai­wan, April 2020

"Your Hashed IP Address: Ubuntu": Perspectives on Transparency Tools for Online Advertising

Tobias Urban, Martin Degeling, Thorsten Holz, Norbert Pohlmann - Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), Puerto Rico, USA, December 2019

(Un)informed Consent: Studying GDPR Consent Notices in the Field

Christine Utz, Martin Degeling, Sascha Fahl, Florian Schaub, Thorsten Holz - ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2019), November 2019, London, UK

A Study on Subject Data Access in Online Advertising after the GDPR

Tobias Urban, Dennis Tatang, Martin Degeling, Thorsten Holz, Norbert Pohlmann - International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM) 2019, co-located with ESORICS 2019 in Luxembourg, September 2019

Intervention and End-User Development

Thomas Herrmann, Christopher Lentzsch, Martin Degeling - International Symposium on End User Development (IS-EUD) 2019

We Value Your Privacy - Now Take Some Cookies: Measuring the GDPR's Impact on Web Privacy

Martin Degeling, Christine Utz, Christopher Lentzsch, Henry Hosseini, Florian Schaub, Thorsten Holz - Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2019), San Diego, California, USA, February 2019

Profiling im Web. Von Liquiditat und Segmentierung

Martin Degeling - Vortrag bei der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung 2018, Berlin.

The Influence of Friends and Experts on Privacy Decision Making in IoT Scenarios

Pardis Emami-Naeini, Martin Degeling, Lujo Bauer, Richard Chow, Lorrie Cranor, Mohammad Reza Haghighat, Heather Patterson - ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2018

Tracking and Tricking a Profiler - Measuring and Influencing Bluekai’s Interest Profiling

Martin Degeling, Jan Nierhoff - Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2018) in conjunction with CCS 2018

Intervenierbarkeit zum Schutz informationeller Selbstbestimmung

Martin Degeling, Thomas Herrmann - In "Die Fortentwicklung des Datenschutzes: Zwischen Systemgestaltung und Selbstregulierung", edited by Alexander Roßnagel, Michael Friedewald, and Marit Hansen, 193–208. DuD-Fachbeiträge. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Personal Privacy Assistants for the Internet of Things

Anupam Das, Martin Degeling, Daniel Smullen, Norman Sadeh - IEEE Pervasive Computing ( Volume: 17 , Issue: 3 , Jul.-Sep. 2018 )

From Interaction to Intervention: An Approach for Keeping Humans in Control in the Context of socio-technical Systems.

Thomas Herrmann, Albrecht Schmidt, Martin Degeling - STPIS Workshop at CAiSE 2018

Towards a Roadmap for Privacy Technologies and the General Data Protection Regulation: A transatlantic initiative

Stefan Schiffner, Bettina Berendt, Triin Siil, Martin Degeling, Robert Riemann, Florian Schaub, Kim Wuyts, Massimo Attoresi, Seda Gürses, Achim Klabunde, Jules Polonetsky, Norman Sadeh, Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna - Proceedings of the Annual Privacy Forum 2018

Assisting users in a world full of cameras: A privacy-aware infrastructure for computer vision applications

Anupam Das, Martin Degeling, Xiaoyou Wang, Junjue Wang, Normand Sadeh, Mahadev Satyanarayanan - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW)

Googles Interessenprofiling

Martin Degeling - in "Profile: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge"

Profile: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge

Martin Degeling, Julius Othmer, Andreas Weich, Bianca Westermann

Towards privacy-aware smart buildings: Capturing, communicating, and enforcing privacy policies and preferences

Primal Pappachan, Martin Degeling, Roberto Yus, Anupam Das, Sruti Bhagavatula, William Melicher, Pardis Emami Naeini, Shikun Zhang, Lujo Bauer, Alfred Kobsa, Sharad Mehrotra, Norman Sadeh, Nalini Venkatasubramanian - ICDCS Workshop on Internet of Things Computing and Applications

Privacy expectations and preferences in an IoT World

Pardis Emami Naeini, Sruti Bhagavatula, Hana Habib, Martin Degeling, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh - Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS)

Privacy by Socio-Technical Design - a collaborative approach for privacy friendly system design

Martin Degeling, Christopher Lentzsch, Alexander Nolte, Thomas Herrmann, Kai-Uwe Loser - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (CIC 2016)

Online Profiling-Analyse und Intervention zum Schutz von Privatheit

Martin Degeling - Dissertation zur Erlangung des Grades eines Doktors der Naturwissenschaften (Dr. rer. nat.) der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität Duisburg Essen.

On The Vagueness Of Online Profiling

Martin Degeling - "Profile, Predict, Prevent" Blockchain Workshops

Security and Privacy as Hygiene Factors of Developer Behavior in Small and Agile Teams

Kai-Uwe Loser, Martin Degeling - In ICT and Society, edited by Kai Kimppa, Diane Whitehouse, Tiina Kuusela, and Jackie Phahlamohlaka, 255–65. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 431. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Profiling, Prediction und Privatheit: Über das Verhältnis eines liberalen Privatheitbegriffs zu neueren Techniken der Verhaltensvorhersage

Martin Degeling - In Medien und Privatheit, edited by Simon Garnett, Stefan Halft, Matthias Herz, and Julia Maria Mönig, 69–92. Medien, Texte, Semiotik 7. Passau: Verlag Karl Stutz.