Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law
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Research

Research

Projects

What (digital) spaces do we live in?

What (digital) spaces do we live in?

The planned Cluster 'Cyber<>Spaces: Discourse, Co-Creation, and Institutions in the Age of Digitalization' will establish a unique forum for interdisciplinary basic research on one of the most pressing issues of our time: the societal implications of digitalization.

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Research Training Group: Privacy and Digitalisation

Research Training Group: Privacy and Digitalisation

How do Social Media, Big Data and digital tracking change the definition of privacy? The Research Training Group 1681 "Privacy" of the University of Passau - funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) - wil finance early career researchers working on fields related to privacy and digitalisation.

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vhb course: Lawyers and their Rights

vhb course: Lawyers and their Rights

Passau's Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law is developing an online lecture on the Federal Lawyers' Act and related laws and regulations governing the legal profession. This lecture will be offered online as part of the Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb) course offering.

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Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) course in Media Law for Students of Communication Studies

Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) course in Media Law for Students of Communication Studies

From copyright cases to liability issues and informational self-presentation: the online lecture 'Convergent Media Law' imparts valuable knowledge to students of Media and Communication, Computer Science and Governance and Public Policy.

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Explaining data protection in simple terms

Explaining data protection in simple terms

Proactive information instead of lengthy ‘Terms and Conditions': Passau's Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law develops texts, sample documents and templates that can be used to promote an understanding of the issues involved in data protection and privacy.

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Conference on ‘Resilience of the Law’

Conference on ‘Resilience of the Law’

The law in turbulent times: In June 2015, Passau's Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law organised a conference taking a new view on resilience, where the participating academics applied the concept to a legal context, asking questions such as: Which circumstances lead to a collapse of law and the legal system?

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Conference proceedings: How the Law Reacts to Crises

Conference proceedings: How the Law Reacts to Crises

In the language of psychology, the term ‘resilience' is used to describe an individual's mental strength. The volume ‘Resilience of the Law' transfers this concept to a legal context: How do laws react to crises and exceptional situations - such as the 2013 flood in Passau?

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Legal advice from students combines teaching and practice

Legal advice from students combines teaching and practice

The Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Passau has established a Law Clinic: Passau’s law students offer legal advice to regional startup-companies and citizens.

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iLINK: international networking for university lecturers and students

iLINK: international networking for university lecturers and students

Passau's Law Clinic promotes academic exchange within the worldwide iLINK network. Through international exchange within the iLINK network, the student legal advice group hopes to foster academic exchange, to gain didactic skills and gain international contacts.

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Contact

Professor Kai von Lewinski
Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law

Phone: +49 851 509-2221
Fax: +49 851 509-2222
Lehrstuhl Prof. von Lewinski