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Blog: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Technical and Legal Hurdles in GDPR Compliance of Software Systems


Companies developing software systems need to assure compliance with personal data protection norms. This blog post elaborates on the legal and technological aspects of software system compliance, and specifically focuses on the cornerstone notion of ‘anonymous data’.

Blog: Digital Technology Adoption by German Firms: Uncovering the Metadata of the ifo Business Climate Index


The ifo Business Climate Index is often referred to as a representative study, investigating inter alia German companies’ digitisation progress. The Data collected attracts a great deal of media attention in Germany. However, the survey’s metadata, which is a rich source of information about companies and their behaviour, has so far received little public or academic attention.

Interdisciplinary challenges on the way to public value-oriented software engineering


Making sure that software-intensive systems are compliant with regulatory requirements, in domains such as public service media, say, may not be the most straightforward task. Indeed, we face special challenges when it comes to the engineering of such systems for modern media organisations.

Data portability: significant, but not well-known


Users have the right to retrieve their data stored with online services and have it transferred to other services, for example when changing providers. Initial studies from the bidt project “Motivation and Implementation of Data Portability” reveal that, whilst there is a great demand for transferring data between services, little is known about any relevant legal implications.

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