Chair for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society

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, places a specific focus on the regulation of emerging technologies such as AI, the Internet of Everything, and blockchain. 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 has advised EU and German institutions, including the German Federal Government, on the regulation of digital technologies. He received several awards for his research, most recently the Science Award of the German Foundation for Law and Computer Science (2020).

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)

Professor for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)

Professor for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society

+49 335 5534 16 6856
+48 61 829 6856
hacker[at]europa-uni.de
https://europa-uni.academia.edu/PhilippHacker

Office: CP 119
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

Research Areas:

  • Regulation of Emerging Technologies (particularly AI)
  • Contract Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Blockchain and Fintech
  • Behavioral Law and Economics
 Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)

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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 (https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/en/book/verhaltensoekonomik-und-normativitaet-9783161551352?no_cache=1). 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 (https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/en/book/datenprivatrecht-9783161596179?no_cache=1).

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Johann Cordes

Scientific Employee

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Johann Cordes

Scientific Employee

+49 335 5534 16 6856
+48 61 829 6856
cordes[at]europa-uni.de

Office: CP 119
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

Research Areas:

  • Contract Law
  • Digital Transformation of Law
  • Law and Computer Science
  • Blockchain and Fintech

Sarah Großheim

Student Assistant

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Sarah Großheim

Student Assistant

+49 335 5534 16 6856
+48 61 829 6856
euv147260[at]europa-uni.de

Office: CP 119
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

Marco Mauer

Student Assistant

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Marco Mauer

Student Assistant

+49 335 5534 16 6856
+48 61 829 6856

Kossiwa Didiane Avokpo

Student Assistant

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Kossiwa Didiane Avokpo

Student Assistant

+49 335 5534 16 6856
+48 61 829 6856

euv133340[at]europa-uni.de

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Physical address:

Building: Collegium Polonicum (CP)
Ul. Kosciuszki 1
69-100 Slubice, Poland
Room CP 100

Postal address:

Stiftung Europa-Universität Viadrina
Große Scharrnstrasse 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)335 5534 16 6780
E-Mail: ens [at] europa-uni.de