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Professor Kai von Lewinski

Professor Kai von Lewinski

Professor Kai von Lewinski has held the Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law of the University of Passau since 2014. Prior to this, he was the Academic Director of the Foundation for Data Protection in Leipzig. Moreover, he worked on a Global Privacy Governance project of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

Professor Kai von Lewinski has held the Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law of the University of Passau since 2014. Prior to this, he was the Academic Director of the Foundation for Data Protection in Leipzig. Moreover, he worked on a Global Privacy Governance project of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

Professor Kai von Lewinski is a Principal Investigator in the Cyber<>Discourse research area. Here is his contribution:

‘My research angle arises from the fact that information is available globally, while the applicability of laws is geographically limited.’

Why he participates in Cyber<>Spaces:

‘I find it invigorating to work on questions of cultural conditionality of law before the background of the global nature of the internet in a group that encompasses fellow academics from so many different disciplines.’

Related research

The focal points of Professor von Lewinski’s research include freedom of information and data privacy law.

  • Lewinski, K. v., Rüpke, G.  & Eckhardt, J. 2017. Datenschutzrecht. München [forthcoming].
  • Lewinski, K. v. & Herrmann, C. 2016. Cloud vs. Cloud – Datenschutzrechtliche (Mit-)Verantwortung und Zuständigkeit im europäischen Binnenmarkt. Zeitschrift für Datenschutz, 10: 467–474.
  • Lewinski, K. v. 2014. Open Government und Open Data als “Trojanisches Pferd” zur Nivellierung der Unterscheidung Staat–Gesellschaft. In H. Hill & U. Schliesky (Hrsg.), Neubestimmung der Privatheit: 45–65. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

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