News and Events

The Institute of Legal Informatics invites you: Starting January 5th 2021, the public lecture series "Data Protection in Practice" will begin. State data protection commissioners, corporate data protection commissioners and other high-profile data protection experts will present an exciting mix of current topics online. On seven evenings in January and February, experts from the field will provide answers to highly relevant questions - including yours.

On December 14th, Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge, as an invited expert in the German Bundestag's Committee on Home Affairs and the Homeland Security, criticized the introduction of the tax ID as a general personal identification number as a part of the Register Modernization Act. As a general personal identification number, he assessed the introduction to be unconstitutional and the protective measures provided to be deficient.

Whether student, lawyer or judge – current decisions of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) form the basis of every legal practitioner. However, the BGH's traditional "Monday Mail," which provides information about the most recent decisions of the previous week, has not been accessible to the general public until now. This is going to change now: After an initial successful test run, the electronic “Monday Mail” is now being launched.

For the second time, the Institute of Legal Informatics has been awarded a contract by the Volkswagen Foundation for the project "Explainability of Intelligent Systems" (EIS). The project is part of the Volkswagen Foundation initiative: "Artificial Intelligence - Its Impact on Tomorrow's Society". The aim is to design intelligent systems that support decision-makers in making responsible and well-informed decisions. 

The 15th a-i3/BSI Symposium took place from November 25th to the 26th. Under the heading "IT Security in IoT, Blockchain and AI", renowned speakers from the research and practice areas designed two exciting days. With 130 registrations, the interdisciplinary event of the Working Group Identity Protection on the Internet (a-i3) in cooperation with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) proved to be a successful virtual symposium.

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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