Dossier: Germany goes digital?
How parties envision the process of digitalisation is becoming a more important factor in the fight for political power. Various online tools shed light on the opaque party election programs in order to discuss important questions.
Deadline fast approaching: Fellows 2018
We once again open our doors for fellow scholars! HIIG is looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences who want to contribute to the range of the institute’s transdisciplinary internet research. We particularly encourage early stage researchers to apply. Deadline is 1 October!
Digitaler Salon: World White Web?
Inside the once utopian web, colonialism and social injustice continue to exist. Which resistance is being put up against white male supremacy? Is technology able to break up old structures? The upcoming Digitaler Salon is taking place on 27 September. Join the discussion at HIIG or contribute online!
Wahlkompass Digitales: Online-Tool to compare election programmes
How do we use data purposefully and justly? How should we react to populism and social bots? How can we protect ourselves against cyber attacks? More than ever, the German federal elections will deal with questions of the digital age. Our digital election compass opens up the political …
State hacking and IT security
It is a widely held belief that freedom and security are antagonists. This blog post addresses an issue where freedom and security are on the same side: IT security, especially with respect to State hacking as well as the retention of information about security vulnerabilities in ICT systems by the State. This post looks …
Telecommunications service providers get more authorities for more IT-security
In summer 2017, the German legislature has fully implemented the European Directive on Network and Information Security. In addition to transposing the European minimal standards, the German lawmaker adopted new competences for telecommunications service …
About tested campain promises and burst bubbles
Before the elections in Germany different voting advice applications appeared . Many of those online tools are purely informative, other tools like the Wahl-o-mat show the user’s political proximity to the political parties. A new kind of online tools sets out to burst so called filtre bubbles. This article looks at …
Customer, reader or activist? Citizens in the process of digitising government
The party platforms for the German general election 2017 agree on one point: Public administration ought to be digitised. Yet, the views differ on what is to be achieved by this. This blog post inquires into the image of the citizen the parties have in mind …
- Open Government in den Wahlprogrammen zur Bundestagswahl 2017 – Wie steht es mit dem offenen Regierungs- und Verwaltungshandeln?
Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Wahlkompass Digitales
ZU online 30.09.2017
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