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News from the Institute

Interdisciplinary Workshop

Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance

Whether privacy-by-design, GDPR or surveillance impact assessments: Use the opportunity to present and discuss current research work!

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Talk Series Digitaler Salon

To turn back the hands of time

One look at your smartphone and it’s been hours. Do we gain more time by using smart…

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Long Night of the Sciences

Hands-on internet research

On 9 June we will present our research on data protection, blockchain, innovations and digital knowledge.

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Press Releases

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...

Björn Scheuermann – new Director at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) expands its board of directors: Since 1 April 2018 Björn Scheuermann is new Scientific Director at HIIG. Together with the...

About HIIG

The HIIG researches the development of the internet from a societal perspective with the aim to better understand the digitalisation of all spheres of life. Find out more...
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