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Datensparsamkeit

The principle of ‘Datensparsamkeit’

The concept of ‘Datensparsamkeit” is codified in German data protection law and proposed for European law. It’s a term difficult to find a proper translation for. It could be translated as ‘data thrift’ or ‘data parsimony’. In a nutshell, it means that only data necessary to perform a certain task should be collected and handled. In times of Big Data...

Copyright

Where to sue in online copyright infringement cases

This article was originally published in the Internet Policy Review. One of the core principles of copyright is territoriality. But the internet is everywhere and so are possible copyright infringements. So which court has jurisdiction to hear a case about online infringement? This is the core question to which the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave an answer...

Internet interconnection

Internet interconnection: networking in uncertain terrain

The internet today consists of more than 49,000 networks. Network interconnection is the internet’s central feature. Yet, there is little qualitative research on the junctions between networks – about why networks interconnect where they do, or about how network engineers create, maintain or shut down relationships with other networks. Given our current dependence on the internet, this lack of exploration...

Insights into Chile’s digital ecosystem. – A travel report.

By Lies van Roessel, Osvaldo Saldias, Martin Wrobel and Max von Grafenstein. Two weeks ago, a scientific delegation from the Institute got a fantastic insight into Chile’s digital ecosystem. Three of our departments (Innovation, Global Constitutionalism, and Policy & Governance) joined forces in a mission that aimed at exploring possible collaboration with Chilean actors. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from the...

  • Open Science

    Presently, we see a fundamental change in how academic research is carried out: Scienti...

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