Academia


Digital Economy Lab of the University of Warsaw

Digital Economy Lab of the University of Warsaw (DELab UW) is a transdisciplinary research institute established in 2014 within the University of Warsaw with the support of Google. It serves as a platform for cooperation and the exchange of ideas between academia, business and public institutions. The collaboration between the DELab and our Department is based on the intertwined research topics of both entities.

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies

Under the direction of Univ.-Prof. DDr. Matthias Karmasin, the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt investigates the connection between media change and the changing forms of political communication and public opinion formation, as well as the consequences of changing landscapes of communication for media governance and media accountability. Against this background, the partnership (here) promises to facilitate mutually complementary research activities concerning manifold aspects of the modern information society and a shared view that is more complete than the sum of its parts. Events: here, here.

Kyushu University

The exchange of Asian-European legal environments on digitalization and innovation is one of the key points of the cooperation between the two entities. Prof. Forgó visits as guest professor in the international programmes in law is a clear example of materializing such exchange. This interaction is furthered in the form of workshops, conferences and seminars is fundamental for the practicing academics and the next generation. Events: here.

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Rechtsinformatik

The institute for legal informatics (IRI) focuses on research and teaching on current issues in the field of information technologies, in particular data protection, intellectual property, e-commerce and international law. Furthermore, the institute successfully participates in numerous third party funded projects.

Plattform Registerforschung

The platform “Registerforschung” is a network of experts and stakeholders who want to improve the research conditions in the field of register data, and aims at giving researchers better access to data from public authorities. The Department for Innovation and Digitalisation in Law is proud to be part of this initiative. More information: here.

Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab

The Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab of the Vienna University of Economics and Business aims at setting new standards in research, education and practice to address ethical issues in computing. We organized together with its director Ben Wagner a joint workshop on “New Challenges in Law and Technology” in October 2019. Events: here.

Research Centre for Legal and Economic Issues of Electronic Communication, University of Wrocław

The Research Centre for Legal and Economic Issues of Electronic Communication is based at the University of Wroclaw. The Research Centre has extensive expertise in the fields of data protection law, digitalisation of the judicial system, e-government, telecommunications law and other areas related to IT law and new technologies. The cooperation between the Research Centre and our Department is possible to due to closely aligned research interests.

Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

In response to identified privacy and health-related data protection issues, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, headed by Prof. Nikolaus Forgó in 2016 to draft a Recommendation on the protection and use of health-related data (Full text: link). Events: here.

The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD)

The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD) has been formed as one of key sustainable entities with the vision to become the European organization of reference for guiding and catalyzing the best, most efficient and trustworthy uses of health data and interoperability, for optimizing health and knowledge discovery. As part of the initiatives, (i~HD) established a GDPR taskforce and invited Prof. Nikoalus Forgó to join this promising taskforce. Both parties are interested in raising awareness on GDPR issues in the healthcare sector. Events: here.

Kyoto University

Based on a strategic cooperation strategy at the University level, the Department and Kyoto University materialize this framework in the academic exchange since 2018. Within this framework, virtual and in situ conferences and workshops were organized. Events: here, here, here.

University of Vienna Internal Cooperation

Bonds within one’s own University are fundamental in order to accomplish university-wide goals, including research and teaching. The Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law has established close ties to other departments with long-term commitments. The cooperation with the "Department of Political Science" is reflected e.g. in the establishment of the "Governance of digital practices" research platform (DE), as member of the interdisciplinary research group "Crypto Currencies and Virtual Means of Financing (DE)" (here [DE]), or in the joint inaugural lecture with Prof. Barbara Prainsack (here). Other cooperations within the University of Vienna include the "ALES-Austrian Center for Law Enforcement Sciences" (here [DE]), the "Vienna Doctoral Academy", interactions with the "CTL - Center for Teaching and Learning (DE)" (e.g. here [DE] or most of the videos on our YouTube-Channel [DE]), and regular meetings with the Department of Science and Technology Studies, and the Postgraduate Centre offering the LL.M program "Information and Media Law".