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 are looking for a student to support the course "KU Legal Research" and to support the Team as an E-Multiplikator for 10 hours per week.


Applications for individuals and teams are open until 15 September 2024.


It was astonishing to see what is possible in only three days, if bright young minds are given the right conditions to develop their own ideas.



The “Cultural” – In An Introduction to German Law and Legal Culture

21.05.2024 15:00

The Department of Innovation and Digitalization in Law of the University of Vienna invites you to the event "GDPR@6 - The EU's General Data Protection...

25.01.2024 17:30

January 25 2024 / 17.30 – 19.30

Invitation to the panel discussion