Topic: Digital politics

Digitalisation as a cross-sectional issue presents particular challenges for policymakers. Digital policy unites the social and political questions and responsibilities arising from digital transformation.

Cybersecurity and IT security research

IT security research: ethical issues and legal challenges

We spoke with Professor Felix Freiling about the biggest IT security gaps in Germany and possible solutions to the legal risks faced by IT security researchers.

Closing security gaps

The most recent bidt policy brief focuses on the responsible management of IT security vulnerabilities.

Access to platform data for researchers

Access to data from online platforms for research purposes is now granted for the first time under the EU’s Digital Services Act. The focus now shifts to the specific details of the data access design.

Closing gaps: Dealing responsibly with IT security gaps

Practically exploitable vulnerabilities threaten the IT security of private and state infrastructures. Nevertheless, appropriate vulnerability management is often lacking. The policy brief outlines the status quo and shows…

Artificial intelligence in court

The use of algorithms and AI by the police to avert danger is controversial. Now, for the first time, the Federal Constitutional Court has taken a comprehensive position on the matter.

The 49-euro ticket in the Digital Subscription – Opportunities and Risks for Digitalisation in Germany

Does the introduction of the 49-euro ticket as an online-only product make sense? Roland A. Stürz provides answers to this question in his blog post.

The DSA – an instrument against disinformation on the net?

Is the Digital Services Act (DSA) a suitable instrument for the fight against disinformation on the internet? Jan Schillmöller and Steliyana Doseva provide answers in their blog post.

Real-time earth Observation of fOrest dynamics and biodiversiTy (ROOT)

In the course of accelerated climate change, provisioning of digital information on dynamics in forests plays a key role for climate change-appropriate and sustainable forest management. ROOT aims to develop a geoinformation…