Research Director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Research area: Internet and Mediaregulation

Prof. Wolfgang Schulz, born in 1963, studied law and journalism in Hamburg. Since 1997 he has been a lecturer within the field of information and communication at the law faculty of the University of Hamburg.

In July 2009 he made his habilitation at the law faculty of the University of Hamburg through the Venia Legendi for public law, media law and law philosophy. In November 2011 he was appointed professor for  “Media Law and Public Law including Theoretical Foundations” at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg.

Since July 2001 Prof. Schulz has been a member of the directorate of the Hans-Bredow Insitute.The focus of his work is on issues regarding the regulation of media content (specifically the portrayal of violence), issues regarding the regulation of new media – especially exposure of violence – questions concerning the legal basis of new communication media, specifically digital television and legal issues of journalism as well as questions tackling a legal basis of the freedom of communication and, according to systems theory, descriptions of jounalistic systems.

He also works on legal instruments of the state, for instance with regards to ‘regulated self-regulation’. Wolfgang Schulz is a member of Committee of Experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET) of the European Council as well as a member of the committee of experts ‘Communication and Information’ and of the advisory board ‘Diversity of Cultural Forms of Expression’ of the German UNESCO-Commission. Furthermore, he is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Media Law and leads the Law-Group of Hamburg|a|Work, a cluster initiative for the ‘MITT-Wirtschaft’ (Mass Media, IT, Telecommunication), which was founded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and by Hamburg firms as a public private partnership.

Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings:

Grafenstein, M. v. & Schulz, W. (2016). The right to be forgotten in data protection law: a search for the concept of protection. International Journal of Public Law and Policy - IJPLP. Publication details

Schulz, W. & Dankert, K. (2016). ’Governance by Things’ as a challenge to regulation. Internet Policy Review, 5(2). Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). Kommunikationsverfassung, Kommunikationsgrundrechte, Staatsfreiheit – Staatsfreiheit als Gestaltungsprinzip. AfP Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kommunikationsrecht, 6, 464-470. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). Kommunikationsverfassung, Kommunikationsgrundrechte, Staatsfreiheit – Staatsfreiheit als Gestaltungsprinzip. AfP Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kommunikationsrecht, Ausgabe 06 vom 7. November 2013, 464-470. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). BLM-Symposium Medienrecht 2011 – Anforderungen und Erwartungen an die Aufsicht über Rundfunk und Telemedien – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der gesellschaftlichen Kontrolle. Archiv des öffentlichen Rechts, Band 138(Heft 4), 647-649. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2012). Beurteilungsspielräume als Wissensproblem – am Beispiel der Regulierungsverwaltung. Rechtswissenschaft, 3, 330-350. Publication details

Working Paper:

Gasser, U. & Schulz, W. (2015). Governance of Online Intermediaries: Observations from a Series of National Case Studies. . Publication details

Book contributions and chapters:

Schulz, W. (2017). §§ 44a-45a, § 46, §§ 51-52, § 52a, § 52b UrhG. In Ahlberg, H., & Götting, H.-P. (Eds.), Beck'scher Onlinekommentar Urheberrecht, 16. München: C.H.BECK. Publication details

Schulz, W. & Staben, J. (2016). Regulierungsradar: Recht und Internet. In Gassmann, O. & Sutter, P. (Eds.), Digitale Transformation im Unternehmen gestalten (pp. 147-154). Munich, Germany: Carl Hanser Verlag. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2015). Soziale Ordnung und Kommunikationsstrukturen: Die normative Perspektive. In Altmeppen, K.-D., Donges, P., Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Röttger, U., & Wessler, H., Soziale Ordnung durch Kommunikation? (pp. 89-103). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2014). Introduction to Global Privacy Governance. In Dartiguepeyrou, C. (Ed.), The Futures of Privacy (pp. 47-53). Paris: Fondation Télécom, Institut Mines-Télécom. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2014). The Concept of “privacy”. In Dartiguepeyrou, C. (Ed.), The Futures of Privacy, Uniqueness (pp. 47-53). Paris, France: Fondation Télécom, Institut Mines-Télécom. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). After Snowden: Toward a Global Data Privacy Standard? In Gasser, U., Faris, R., & Heacock, R., Internet Monitor 2013: Reflections on the Digital World Government as an Actor (pp. 30-37). Harvard: Berkman Center Research Publication. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). Normativität in der Kommunikationswissenschaft – die medienrechtliche Perspektive. In Karmasin, M., Rath, M., Thomaß, B. (Eds.), Normativität in der Kommunikationswissenschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). §§ 44a-45a, § 46, §§ 51-52, § 52a, § 52b UrhG. In Ahlberg, H., & Götting, H.-P. (Eds.), Beck'scher Onlinekommentar Urheberrecht. München: C.H.BECK. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2012). Lässt sich durch Gesetze das Medienverhalten steuern? In Bosch, N. & Leible, S. (Eds.), Jugendmedienschutz im Informationszeitalter (pp. 30-39). Jena: JWV Jenaer Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. Publication details

Books:

Drösser, C., Schulz, W., & Friesike, S. (2015). Digitale Revolution. Wie die Vernetzung der Welt unser Leben verändert. Berlin: Zeit Akademie. Publication details

Schulz, W., Valcke, P., & Irion, K. (Eds.) (2013). The Independence of the Media and its Regulatory Agencies. Bristol/Chicago: . Publication details

Schulz, W., Valcke, P., Irion, K. (2013). The Independence of the Media and its Regulatory Agencies. Bristol, UK/Chicago, USA: Intellect. Publication details

Hasebrink, U., Schulz, W., Deterding, S., Schmidt, J.-H., Schröder, H.-D., Sprenger, R. (2013). Leitmedium Internet? Mögliche Auswirkungen des Aufstiegs des Internets zum Leitmedium für das deutsche Mediensystem. Hamburg, Deutschland: Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung an der Universität Hamburg. Publication details

Other publications:

Schulz, W. (2017). Comments on the Draft for an Act improving Law Enforcement on Social Networks (NetzDG). Hans-Bredow-Institut Website, 1-4. Publication details

Schulz, W. & van Hoboken, J. (Eds.) (2016). Human rights and Encryption. UNESCO Internet Freedom Series. Publication details

Fecher, B., Schulz, W., Preiß, K., & Schildhauer, T. (2016). Schlüsselressource Wissen: Lernen in einer digitalisierten Welt. Studie des Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft im Auftrag des Bundesverband der deutschen Industrie (BDI) und der Internet Economy Foundation (IE.F). Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). Weil sie wissen müssen, was sie tun. Die Weisheit der Massen aus dem Netz. DIE ZEIT(Nr. 15 vom 4. April 2013. Hamburg 2013). Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). Weil sie wissen müssen, was sie tun – Die Weisheit der Massen aus dem Netz. DIE ZEIT, Nr. 15. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). Beredtes Schweigen – Zu den Auskunftspflichten von Bundesbehörden. Evangelischer Pressedienst, Ausgabe 23 vom 7. Juni 2013, 4-7. Publication details

Schulz, W. (2013). After Snowden: Toward a Global Data Privacy Standard? Berkman Center Research Publication, No. 27 vom 12. Dezember 2013, 30-37. Publication details

Lectures and Presentations:

Human Rights and Encryption (UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom study)
Federal Foreign Office . Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany: 15.02.2017

Wolfgang Schulz

Report on the work of the Sub-Commitee on Intermediary Governance of the Council of Europe
IGF 2016 - Internet Governance Forum . United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs. PALCCO Centre, Guadalajara, Mexico: 09.12.2016

Wolfgang Schulz

Doing Internet Governance: Constructing Normative Structures inside and outside Intermediary Organisations
Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2016 (AoIR) (Session: The Internet Rules, But How? An STS take on doing Internet Governance). HIIG. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 05.10.2016

Wolfgang Schulz, Markus Oermann

Doing Governance in Figurations: Proposal of an analytical framework
EASST/4S2016 . European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain: 02.09.2016

Wolfgang Schulz, Markus Oermann

Kein Recht auf Vergessen – Die Google-Entscheidung des EuGH als Fehlentwicklung des Persönlichkeitsschutzes im Internet
Vortragsreihe ISL Lecture Series . Institut für IT-Sicherheit und Sicherheitsrecht, Universität Passau. Universität Passau, Passau, Germany: 25.03.2015

Wolfgang Schulz

„Aktualisierung des Rundfunkstaatsvertrags – Anpassung des Medienrechts an die aktuellen Herausforderung“
Jahresempfang des Medienrates der Sächsischen Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien . Leipzig Mariott Hotel, Leipzig, Germany: 23.03.2015

Wolfgang Schulz

New Regulatory Trends in the Protection of Personal Data
Symposium: International Regulatory Trends on Personal Data Protection . Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC). Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC), Santiago de Chile, Chile: 14.03.2015

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Online Intermediaries
Online Intermediaries . Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA: 07.08.2014

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Panels:

Confronting Online Hate Speech: Identification and Strategies
RightsCon Brussels 2017. Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University. Centre for Communication Governance, New Delhi, India: 29.03.2017

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„Was soll Medienregulierung in konvergenten Märkten leisten?“
„Moderne Regulierung schaffen, Medienzukunft gestalten“. Direktorenkonferenz der Landesmedienanstalten. dbb Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 19.03.2015

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2015 APRU Business Off-Site The Internet in Asia looking ahead to 2015
2015 APRU Business Off-Site The Internet in Asia looking ahead to 2015. Association of Pacific RIM Universities, Keio University’s International Center for the Internet Society in cooperation with the National Bureau of Asian Research. Keio University’s International Center for the Internet Society, Tokyo, Japan: 10.03.2015

Wolfgang Schulz

Unpacking the Intermediary Liability Debate in India
Symposium: "Internet and Human Rights in India". India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi, India: 17.01.2014

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Moderation of Workshops and Panels:

Contemporary challenges to the freedom of expression
Freedom of Expression Online: Evolving European jurisprudence and standard setting activities in the digital age. Supreme Court of Cyprus, Council of Europe. Filoxenia Conference Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus: 28.04.2017

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Organisation of Events:

Hate Speech
From 14.03.2017 to 21.03.2017. Centre for Communication Governance, New Delhi, India (International)

Felix Krupar, Wolfgang Schulz, Prof. Dr.

Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers Inaugural Executive Committee Meeting
08.10.2016. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: AoIR (International)

Felix Krupar, Wolfgang Schulz, Prof. Dr.

Internet Governance. Actors, Technology, Content
From 09.10.2014 to 10.10.2014. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (International)

Jörg Pohle, Wolfgang Schulz, Prof. Dr., Larissa Wunderlich, Jeanette Hofmann, Prof. Dr., Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Nominations:

Committee of experts on Internet Intermediaries.

Wolfgang Schulz