Impetus for the digital society
Digitalisation is innovation. Exploiting digitalisation for society needs
governance of innovation. In order to shape societal change, we first need to understand it.
Lab for digital mavericks
A home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries, love questioning
norms and discourses – in order to explore the depths of digital transformation.
We are making sense of the digital society
Digital transformation affects all areas of societal life. In our research at HIIG we analyse these changes and shed light on current discourses, in order to inform and activate the actors involved.
Incubator for digital research networkers
Interested in becoming part of a home to digital mavericks? HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and helps them grow their international network.
Exploring digital spheres
HIIG is on a mission: We are making sense of the digital society.
While everyone is asking for interdisciplinary research, we have been doing it since the beginning.
European perspective on global issues
In times of rapid change there is great need for global explanations.
We look for these answers by putting on European glasses.
Hub for Internet Research
Together with economic, political and civil-society stakeholders we're exploring digitalisation
in order to bridge the gap between the web and society.
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New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update, as the EU’s general data protection regulation will enter into force on 25 May 2018. This makes it easier for users to find out what Facebook, Google & Co. store. Will GDPR really make data traffic more transparent? Or nothing new after all? In this context, our researchers also shed light on other topics such as algorithm ethics, artificial intelligence, microtargeting or the CLOUD Act. Browse through this dossier on the GDPR and get a better idea of what’s beyond!
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NETWORK OF CENTERS
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WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...
- Data Protection
- Big Data
- Open Innovation
- Open Science
- Freedom of speech
- Artificial Intelligence
Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research