Research at the Chair for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society is dedicated both to the doctrinal implications of the digital transformation for private law and to interdisciplinary work at the intersection of law, economics, and computer science.
Philipp Hacker, the head of the chair, puts a specific focus on the regulation of emerging technologies such as AI and the Internet of Everything. In this context, his research not only deals with the relationship between data protection and private law, but also investigates how technical tools can be actively harnessed to foster legal compliance and solve societal problems. Philipp frequently advises EU and German institutions on the regulation of digital technologies and has received several awards for his research, such as the Science Award of the German Foundation for Law and Computer Science (2020). He is the General Editor of the 11-volume Oxford Intersections on AI in Society and co-leads the International Expert Consortium on the Regulation, Economics, and Computer Science of AI (RECSAI).
Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)
Professor for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society