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.

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The Conference Volume of the 12. Tagung der österreichischen Assistentinnen und Assistenten des Öffentlichen Rechts (ÖAT) at the Faculty of Law of the...


On 28 June 2023, Sophia Witz and Albert Steiner gave a talk as part of the H2020 project “ETAPAS”.


Elisabeth Steindl has published a contribution to the International Data Privacy Law Journal (IDPL), one of the leading journals for data protection &...


26.09.2023 09:00

Annemarie Hofer will speak on the role of scenarios and forecast models in legal decisions at the 1st Ars Iuris Legal Potential Conference.

21.09.2023 15:45

Iris Eisenberger will speak on "AI - Legal Challenges & European Draft Regulations" on 21 September 2023 at the conference on “Insurance in the...

12.09.2023 15:43

Iris Eisenberger will speak on "Environmental Protection through Supply Chain Regulation" on 13 September 2023 as part of a cooperation between the...