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With a record-breaking number of participants, the Institute of Legal Informatics enriched the International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS. From February 25 to 27, legal experts presented current developments and research findings from the field of legal informatics. The focus of the conference was the exchange of information on legal dogmatics, technical, economic, social and philosophical issues of law in the knowledge economy. Members of the Institute gave eight lectures and chaired three working groups.

From February 24 to 27, the International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS will be held as a hybrid event. Professor Georg Borges will lead the session "Digital Industry 4.0" and present on the topics of " Liability for Faulty Data in Automated Driving" and "Monday Mail", the latter together with Professor Dominik Brodowski. Professor Christoph Sorge will moderate the session "Data Protection IV" and give a presentation under the heading "What (also) lawyers should know about AI: more (artificial) intelligence in legal education" Click here for the programme and registration.


It is the last lecture of the public lecture series "Data Protection Law in Practice": On Tuesday, February 16, Mathias Cellarius, SAP's Group data protection officer, will give a presentation under the heading "Pandemic and Data Protection - the Corona Warning App". From 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., all interested parties will have the opportunity to learn more about data protection. The expert will provide practical insights and answers to highly topical questions. Participation is free of charge and open to the public. Click here to register.

In addition to medical methods, technical methods have been and are being used to combat pandemics - in Germany in form of the Corona warning app. But is this app compliant with the current data protection framework? In their lecture on February 16, Mathias Cellarius, SAP's Chief Privacy Officer, and Thomas Klingbeil took this question as an opportunity to examine data protection law in the pandemic. The lecture concludes the public lecture series "Data Protection in Practice".

The data subject's right to information has existed for a long time, but it was not until the introduction of the GDPR that it gained importance in practice. On February 9, Dr. Jürgen Hartung gave a particularly informative lecture on the subject under the heading "Right of access of the data subject under the GDPR". More than 120 participants followed the lecture of the public lecture series "Data Protection in Practice" online.

BMAS: ExamAI – KI Testing & Auditing

In the BMAS (Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) project "ExamAI" Professor Borges' chair develops concepts for auditing and certification of AI applications. Further information: ExamAI


BMWi project: Designetz

In the "Designetz" project, Professor Sorge's chair is researching feasible solutions for the privacy-compliant handling of smart meter data. For more information see Designetz

Legal Testbed

The chair of Prof. Borges is developing solutions for Industry 4.0 through the project "Recht-Testbed Industrie 4.0" funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). More...

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