Digital Politics

To fully benefit from the opportunities of digitalisation in private, professional and political activities, we need a new understanding, new guidelines and digital politics. Affecting so many areas of life, digital transformation poses particular challenges for politics that have to be addressed across both subject and departmental boundaries.


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Prospects for digital policy – experiences and current challenges

Who is driving digital transformation in Germany? Moving forward, how can we improve? In cooperation with acatech (German Academy of Science and Engineering), the bidt invited participants to join a discussion on these and other questions to identify perspectives for the future of digital policy.

E-Government Development Index (EGDI)

E-Government Development Index (EGDI)

Digitalisation is progressively transforming public administration. Within the framework of E-Government, state institutions increasingly use modern information technologies to communicate with citizens and to digitalise analogue processes. The E-Government Development Index illustrates the development of digital administration in UN member states.

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33 000

33,000 –the number of new mobile phone sites built in Germany over the last ten years. Connectivity and, thus, internet availability has, for a long time, shown large regional discrepancies. The uneven provision of digital infrastructure, especially in sparsely populated areas, made digital participation difficult in certain regions. The nationwide availability of high-performance internet, a declared goal of politics, is just as important as the expansion of mobile phone sites.

Critical infrastructure

Critical infrastructures are fundamental to the stability of society. Their uninterrupted operation is crucial in order to avoid supply bottlenecks. With increasing digitalization and cyber threats, continuous adjustments and security measures are required. To ensure the resilience of these systems, regular assessment and updating of protective measures is essential.

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Dr. Christoph Egle

Managing Director, bidt

Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann

Member of bidt's Board of Directors | Chair of Law and Security in Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf

Member of bidt's Board of Directors, Chair of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law | Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling

Member of bidt's Board of Directors | Chair of Computer Science 1 (IT Security Infrastructures), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Michael Stehling

Research Coordinator, bidt