Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó

Professor of IT and IP Law
Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

Schenkenstraße 4
1010 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-34202
E: nikolaus.forgo@univie.ac.at


Born 1968 in Vienna
Law Studies in Vienna and Paris 
1990 - 2000 University Assistant at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna and its IT representative
1998 Founder and ever since head of the Postgraduate Program for Information- and Media Law at the University of Vienna
2000 - 2017 Professor for IT-Law and Legal Informatics at Leibniz University Hannover 
2007 - 2017 Head of the Institute for Legal Informatics at Leibniz University Hannover
2013 - 2017 Director of the Research Center L3s
2013 - 2017 Data Protection Officer of Leibniz University Hannover
2015 - 2017 Chief Information Officer of Leibniz University Hannover
Since March 2017 Member of the Digitalisation Council of Lower Saxony
Since October 2017 Professor for IT- and IP Law at the University of Vienna, Department of Innoation and Digitalisation in Law
Since July 2018 Expert member of the Data Protection Council of the Republic of Austria


Extensive dogmatic and third-party funded research for European, German and Austrian clients regarding questions of IT law, in particular data protection and data security law. Evaluation and consulting activities i.a. for the European Commission, the German Research Foundation, the German Ethics Council as well as various German and Austrian ministries.


List of Publications


Consultation Hour

Please make an appointment via martina.wimmer@univie.ac.at