Research project

On the relation of legislation and ethics in digitalisation

The project undertakes an ethical and legal assessment of legal policy projects in the field of digitalisation.

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Project description

The process of digital transformation generates a number of ethical and legal questions that are also the subject of already extant and still to be formulated legal rules. The research project identifies and classifies the arguments put forth in this context in the legislative process in order to subject them to a comprehensive ethical and legal evaluation. In addition to the crystallisation of concrete ethical and legal recommendations, the aim is to identify any gaps in the arguments in order to help rationalise the debate. Furthermore, the project intends to identify the preconditions for successful interdisciplinary cooperation between law-making, legal studies and ethics in the field of digitalisation.

The main focus of the project lies on the subjects of digitised (Internet-supported) communication and digitised medicine and on questions of responsibility and liability in human-machine collaborations.

Project team

Nikolaus Bauer
Researcher at the bidt
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Klaus Staudacher
Researcher at the bidt
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Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf

Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law,
Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg

Member of the Board of Directors, bidt

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Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin

Professor emeritus of Philosophy and Political Theory, LMU Munich

Member of the German Ethics Council

Member of the Board of Directors, bidt

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Publications

Working Paper

Philosophische Überlegungen
zur Verantwortung von KI

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