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PRIVACY

“The experience of privacy does not necessarily depend on the mercy of the law”

A short legal-psychological interview on privacy between Julian Staben and Ricarda Moll. First published on www.juwiss.de. The German Constitution protects a right to privacy under several labels. Firstly, there are explicit rights that protect aspects of a person’s personality and privacy, such as the right to private communication (Art. 10) and the right to a private estate (Art. 13). Additionally, the...

Visiting the WEI Harvard Conference and the Harvard Innovation Lab

On the 8 and 9 June 2015 Martin Wrobel from the «Innovation and Entrepreneurship» team at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin attended the WEI International Academic Conference in Harvard. With more than 100 participants from all over the world he presented parts of his ongoing research and also got the chance to visit...

Never-ending data preservation: the problem with the territoriality

Doctoral researcher Sebastian Leuschner about the new legislative proposal by Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas on data preservation. Das Debakel um die Vorratsdatenspeicherung nimmt kein Ende. Feierten ihre Gegner_innen jüngst noch das EuGH-Urteil zur europäischen Vorratsdatenspeicherungsrichtlinie, in dem die Richter_innen die Grundrechte der europäischen Grundrechtecharta massiv verletzt sahen, liegt nun ein neuer, dieses Mal deutscher Gesetzesvorschlag des Bundesjustiziministers Heiko Maas auf dem Tisch....

Three Ways to Understanding Civil Disobedience in a Digitized World

This article is a shortened version of the introduction Theresa Züger gave at the international and interdisciplinary workshop Civil Disobedience Beyond the State II: The Digitalization of Disobedience from Whistleblowing to Anonymous that took place 8–9 May in Berlin. The workshop was the second of a series of three workshops on the transformation of civil disobedience. A third one will be held in...

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