Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)
Office: CP 119
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)
Since September 2020, Professor Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale), has held the Chair for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). He serves jointly at the Faculty of Law and at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS). Before joining Viadrina, Philipp was an AXA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law at Humboldt University of Berlin, where he led a project on Fairness in Machine Learning and EU Law. Prior to that, he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and an A.SK Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
Philipp studied law at the universities of Munich and Salamanca, and holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School. He worked as a research assistant for the University of Munich, for the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition, and for Humboldt University of Berlin. During his academic career, he received several scholarships, inter alia from the German National Academic Foundation and the Stiftung Maximilianeum. He obtained his PhD (2016) and his Habilitation in Law (2020) from Humboldt University of Berlin. His PhD thesis applied insights from behavioral law and economics to the disclosure paradigm in EU private law and developed alternatives to ubiquitous information disclosure as a regulatory tool. His more recent work in his Habilitation inquires into the relationship and tensions between EU data protection law, particularly the GDPR, and other areas of EU and national private law in the context of emerging technologies.
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