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GDPR falls short in terms of AI

The General Data Protection Regulation is an important, but not sufficient step towards regulation of automated decision…

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Making sense of the digital society

Marion Fourcade: Social order in the digital society

How is social order constituted and legitimated in a society ruled by digital classifiers? Marion Fourcade, writer…

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Digitaler Salon

Directed by Data

The event in April deals with the impact of data on the creative industry: Scripts and series…

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Press Releases


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...
Smart Energy Nutzerinnovation

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

+++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...

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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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