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The EU Commission has appointed Prof. Borges, Managing Director of the Institute of Legal Informatics as a member of the New Technology formation of the newly formed Expert Group on Liability and New Technologies. This Expert Group will look at issues of AI, robotics, The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. In particular, it will focus on the development of a liability framework and other legal instruments for new technologies.

On 17th June, SR 3 broadcast a radio report on the subject of "Fraud in my name – the consequences of identity theft". Both Prof. Borges and Andreas Sesing, a research assistant at the Institute of Legal Informatics, were interviewed for this report.

The Institute of Legal Informatics presented itself with its own stand to the visitors of the Saarland University’s Open Day on 26th May 2018 under the heading of "Experiment: accidents involving robotic cars". The large number of interested visitors could participate actively in the experiment or could inform themselves about the Institute's extensive project work and study opportunities.

Matthias Grabmair will visit the Institute of Legal Informatics on Monday, 11th June. The highlight of his visit are his lecture on "Search, Read, Argue and Predict: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Law" and a personal report from "a German law student to American IT researcher – career path between Law and IT".

Since 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation has been directly applicable in all EU Member States. The Saarland's Ministry of Justice, the Saarland University's Institute of Legal Informatics, the Independent Data Protection Centre of the Saarland as well as the Saarland's Chamber of Industry and Commerce lit "lecture fireworks" on this special day. (You can access the lecture slides here):

Electronic Employee Records

In this project, the Institute is working with the State Chancellery of the State of the Saarland to replace the Saarland's State Administration's paper Employee Records with legally compliant electronic Employee Records. More information...

VERTRAG

In the BMBF-subsidised project »Trustworthy exchange of intellectual property in industry«, the Chair of Prof Borges is answering open legal questions relating to Enterprise Rights Management. More information...

Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing

A total of 13 papers have been published as part of the BMWi's technology programme »Trusted Cloud«. The papers serve as an introduction to the legal aspects of Cloud Computing, answer a number of legal questions and offer potential new solutions to previously unsolved issues. You can download and order copies of these papers. More information...

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