The Institute of Legal Informatics participated very successfully once again in the International Symposion of Legal Informatics (IRIS) which, this year, took place from the 23rd to 25th February in Salzburg.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge is one of the co-editor of this year's conference transcript. Prof. Dr. Georg Borges was invited to hold the plenary address on the topic of »The General Data Protection Regulation. The potential for practice-orientated Data Protection.«

Prof. Dr. Borges, Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge and Stephanie Vogelgesang each led a session at the Symposion.

Aljoscha Dietrich, Jochen Krüger and Karin Potel were particularly successful with their contribution entitled »Wearables in the grasp of the criminal justice system« and were placed first in the TOP-10-Paper.

Stefan Hessel received special recognition for his inter-disciplinary work »My Friend Cayla: a doll as a banned transmitter« in the form of the Research Prize for Legal Informatics awarded by the Centre of Legal Informatics in Vienna.

Special attention was also paid to a large number of other papers and their accompanying lectures given by members of the Institute.

  • TOP-10-Paper: »Data Protection for minors pursuant to the European General Data Protection Regulation of 27.04.2016« by Jochen Krüger, Stephanie Vogelgesang and Michael Weller
  • TOP-10-Paper: »E-mail from a lawyer? The challenge of secure communication with clients« by Dominik Leibenger, Stephan Ory and Christoph Sorge
  • Nomination for the Best Paper Award: »Judicial independence and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – the path for the future or an unacceptable security risk? « by Jochen Krüger, Frederik Möllers and Stephanie Vogelgesang
  • »Banned transmitters according to § 90 of the Telecommunications Law (TKG)« by Stephanie Vogelgesang, Frederik Möllers, Stefan Hessel and Lena Leffer

The Professorial Chair of Prof. Dr Christoph Sorge also enjoyed success in the Weblaw-photo competition: The Professorial Chair was able to win the competition with a joint submission; Lena Leffer, Stephanie Vogelgesang and Frederik Möllers' photo took second place.

BMAS: ExamAI – KI Testing & Auditing

In the BMAS (Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) project "ExamAI" Professor Borges' chair develops concepts for auditing and certification of AI applications. Further information: ExamAI


Legal Testbed

The chair of Prof. Borges is developing solutions for Industry 4.0 through the project "Recht-Testbed Industrie 4.0" funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). More...


As part of the »INITIATIVE« project Professor Borges' team is working on AI-supported communication for autonomous vehicles in traffic. Click here to learn more...

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