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New publication

Big Data Nudging involves dangers

A study shows the consequences of nudging and proposes a public nudge-register for more transparency.

Making sense of the digital society

Academic lecture series

Shoshana Zuboff’s lecture is cancelled due to illness. Register now for the next event on 20.11. with...

edited volume

Privacy and Cyber Security

The edited volume summarises the results of a transatlantic dialogue on privacy and cyber security.

Press Releases

Cover der Studie: Big Data Nudging

Big Data Nudging involves dangers

The default settings in apps are a current example of how behaviour is influenced and how citizens are “nudged” in a certain direction. A study shows the consequences of this...
GDRP DSGVO Purpose Limitation

Scientific study proves innovation potential of the GDPR

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...

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