Law

What’s the GDPR?

New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update. In this article, five HIIG researchers answered questions on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and what’s beyond.  1 | GDPR – what’s behind it? Data protection – a topic that previously seemed of interest only to data…

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Data protection and designing technology

In his dissertation Jörg Pohle uncovers the history of ideas and the historical construction of the data protection problem and data protection as an abstract solution – including the architecture of its legal implementation. The aim of his work is to critically evaluate this construction and to draw conclusions for the design of ICT systems.…

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Trust in me, just in me! Trusted Third Parties in data protection law

High time for a reform of European data protection legislation: The last corresponding directive dates from 1995 and is no longer up to the technical developments of Big Data, Smart City and Co. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on 25 May, will keep numerous companies busy creating compliance with…

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The principle of purpose limitation in data protection laws

In his dissertation, Maximilian von Grafenstein examines the principle of purpose limitation in data protection law, which not only protects the autonomy of those affected, but also provides data processing companies sufficient scope to optimally implement data protection as part of their innovation processes. For our dossier on the GDPR, we asked him a few questions:…

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