New challenges

Digital “information and communication technologies” (ICT/ICT) not only determine our working world, but also our everyday life and have found their way into the last corner of our private sphere. They open up unimagined new possibilities, often facilitate our activities, accelerate the exchange between people and potentially raise it to a global level.


technological change

Information and communication technology (ICT) has made possible a global infrastructure that has allowed greatly increased worldwide and cross-border data traffic in the last two decades. The “information society” is characterised by ubiquitous and omnipresent technical networking of people and things. This generates data on an unprecedented scale, the analysis of which allows investigations and forecasts that were previously impossible.

Data is the new oil

Data is economically considered “the raw material” of the 21st century. The fact that the “information society” has a profound influence on the human condition is undisputed and is becoming increasingly perceptible. What concrete economic, socio-political, social etc. effects this technical progress will have is not foreseeable. Nevertheless, the law must face up to the changed environmental conditions. The Department of “Law and IT” provides the necessary basic research in the areas of IT law and legal informatics.

We live the digital transformation

Legal research at the cutting edge

  • Law

  • Computer Science

  • Sociology

  • Ethics

"The Research Association for Law and IT makes a holistic and interdisciplinary claim to excellent research."
Elisabeth Staudegger
Head of the Research Society

Research projects

Please also visit our project page where you can download results from completed research projects.

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Our partners


We work together with partners from science and practice.