Nikolaus Forgó, Institute for Legal Informatics, University of Hannover

Keynote at the Herrenhausen Conference "Big Data in a Transdisciplinary Perspective", 27.03.2015

NIKOLAUS FORGÓ studied law in Vienna and Paris. Since 2000 he is full professor for Legal Infor¬matics and IT-Law at the University of Hanover, since 2007 Co-Head of the In¬stitute for Legal Informatics (, and since 2013 Member of the Board of the interdisciplinary research centre L3S ( He has been constantly doing research, teaching, and consulting on all ICT-related legal issues, with particular focus on privacy, intellectual property, and data security. He is regularly consulting public institutions such as the European Commission, the Austrian Parliament, the German Ethics Council, and several national Austrian and German ministries on ICT-related issues.

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