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eLaw- Center for Law and Digital Technologies

About us

The Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) was founded in 1985 and has a leading role in research and education on law and digital technologies.

The Center studies the social, legal and normative impact of emerging digital technologies. The focus of our research and education is particularly on digital technologies and their interplay with fundamental rights and the rule of law. 

Key themes in our research and education are: online privacy and personal data protection; cybercrime and cybersecurity; data science and law; internet governance; law and complexity in digital society; electronic communications law; children's rights in the digital world; and media and fundamental rights. 

Mission

The mission of our center is to study the global rise and spread of digital technologies and their interplay with law and other forms of regulation.

Core activities

The core activities of the Center are offering education at bachelor, master, and post-graduate level and carrying out academic research on the plurality of interactions between law, regulation and digital technologies.