Amadeus Peters is a lawyer and scholar at the crossroads of criminal law, data protection and technology. He explores the social and legal challenges arising from the use of new law enforcement technologies. A particular focus lies on the use of artificial intelligence and the data processing methods derived from this branch of research – in particular machine learning – and the related fundamental rights and criminal procedural issues.
Amadeus Peters studied law at the University of Cologne as well as at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He completed his legal clerkship in Aachen, Cologne and at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York.
He than began his doctoral thesis on the above-mentioned research topic with Prof. Dr. Rotsch (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen). In the fall of 2018, he was a visiting researcher at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project (USA), where he researched algorithmic discrimination, and a visiting member of the Privacy Research Group at New York University School of Law. The research visit was supported by the German Foundation for Law and Computer Science.
Since January 2019 he is a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, where he will focus on the legal issues of black box problems.
In addition to his research, Amadeus Peters regularly teaches criminal law, criminal procedural law and fundamental rights at the University of Cologne and the Berlin School of Economics and Law.
Furthermore, Amadeus Peters is a research associate at the Berlin office of the law firm Ufer Knauer, which is specialised in international criminal law. He is also a member of the Cybersecurity Working Group of the National Blockchain Association Bundesblock.
Amadeus Peters is fluent in German, English and French, and volunteers in his free time for the fine arts and opera.