Welcome to the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law!

The Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law was founded in 2017 at the University of Vienna's Law School. We consider the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law as the law school´s link to the digital revolution.

We deal with a wide range of legal questions concerning the modern media and information society that result from the rapid, continuing rise in technological innovations. The Department focuses on information technology and intellectual property law, with a special interest in privacy/data protection and copyright law. Another area of research is e-commerce and consumer protection law from a European and a Comparative Law perspective as well as Legal Tech and innovations in the legal field.

We are convinced that an adequate answer to legal, ethical and social questions arising with the development of technology requires an interdisciplinary approach. Thus we work on a number of multidisciplinary third party funded projects, especially in the areas of health care and law enforcement.

Ars Boni – Corona and the Law with Nikolaus Forgó

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We’re excited wo welcome Hannah Romano as a student assistant at our department!


„ChatGPT: Brauchen wir 2050 noch Jurist:innen?“ This question lies at the core of the latest publication by Prof. Dr. Iris Eisenberger. The article is...


We’re excited wo welcome Nikolaus Poechhacker as research fellow at our department!



On 19 December 2023, Iris Eisenberger, Nikolaus Forgó and Konrad Lachmayer are organizing a conference on "3D-Printing and Law" at the University of...

17.10.2023 17:30

Implementation of the EU Whistleblower Directive in Austria and successful application of the requirements in companies


Invitation to the Panel Discussion on 12 October 2023, 17.00 - 19.30

Digitalisation, data and law. Data-driven innovations can bring benefits in...