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 Juristische Recherche" and to maintain our website for 14 hours per week.


UNIVIE is proud to participate in the PHASE IV AI project, a cutting-edge European project focused on optimizing AI and data analytics in healthcare.


We’re excited to welcome Paola Lopez as research fellow at our department!



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...

14.07.2023 10:30

Who Should Govern Technoscience? Perspectives and Insights from Science and Technology Studies


09.06.2023 14:00

Distinguished Guest Lecture by Professor Christopher Kuner at the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law