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Press release

Scientific study proves innovation potential of the GDPR

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A legal study on the EU General Data Protection Regulation by a researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) shows that the new regulation is a suitable regulatory instrument for innovation processes and can even create competitive advantages if properly implemented. Berlin, 14 May 2018 – Since the negotiations on…

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Smart Energy Study: Unsatisfied customers and great potential of user innovation

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+++PRESS RELEASE IN GERMAN: First comprehensive academic study on use and acceptance of smart energy applications in Germany | High dissatisfaction among smart energy users | Widespread wish for product solutions | Majority of users is getting active as innovators themselves +++ Erste umfangreiche Studie zur Nutzung und Akzeptanz von Smart Energy Anwendungen in Deutschland…

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Scientific literature to go via app

Open Access: Dream Research project press photo

Press release (in German) on the kick-off of the project Digital REseArch Mining (DREAM) organised by HIIG and the FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik. Throughout the project,  researchers of both institutes will be developing an open access platform giving free and easy access to scientific literature. The research is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education…

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Manuel Castells inaugurates high-profile lecture series on digital society

Manuel Castells eröffnet prominent besetzte Redenreihe zur digitalen Gesellschaft

The current rapid social and technological change brings about enormous uncertainties – a great need for explanations and sense-making but also of shaping our common future. The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) are starting a high-profile lecture series with great European thinkers…

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