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Internet Rules !?

What rules has the internet created, what ones has it got rid off and what ones does it urgently need? Internet researchers from around the world will be meeting in Berlin at #AoIR2016. In science and the media, the internet has ensured a continuous renegotiation of rules. Open access is calling scientific verification processes into question, platforms like Youtube are challenging the traditional players in the media industry to develop new formats and big data is confronting journalism with new ways of narrating.

Articles in this Dossier

Max von Grafenstein

Legal Hackathon: Privacy and Security by Design for the IoT

Germany’s first Legal Hackathon “Building Standards of Privacy- and Security-by-Design for the IoT” took place in Berlin…

Max von Grafenstein

Data protection for the digital age: Interview with Jan Philipp Albrecht

On 14 April 2016, the plenary session of the European Parliament completed the legislative process for the…

Manon Oostveen

Why privacy ≠ data protection (and how they overlap)

Much has been written about privacy and data protection, and the body of literature is constantly growing….

Theresa Züger

BKA: “Den Hacker gibt es nicht. Wir sollten ihn erfinden.”

The german Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) published a study that attempts to create an typology of…

Sebastian Leuschner

If the boss controls the browser history – take care of your data!

On 12th February 2016 the higher labour court Berlin-Brandenburg issued a press release about a decision concerning the inspection…