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The digital transformation brings with it sociological, political, ethical and legal challenges that ultimately affect not only our society, but global relevance. Research in this area must therefore be responsible, that is to say both to reflect social needs and to explore and evaluate possible effects on personal freedom of movement, democratic principles and social interaction. The aim of the L3S is to analyze legal and ethical framework conditions, to identify the need for regulatory action and to develop options for action. In this way, research can already take into account legal implications during development and at the same time act as a catalyst for politics, society and the economy.


ABIDA - Assessing Big Data

ABIDA explores social opportunities and risks of the generation, linking and analysis of huge amounts of data and develops options for political action, research and development.


Bias and Discrimination in Big Data and Algorithmic Processing. Philosophical Assessments, Legal Dimensions, and Technical Solutions


Platform for real-time vehicle data campaigns

Cyberangriffe gegen Unternehmen

Cybercrime Research focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises

Digital Cases

 Exploring complex information and case management software in professional organizations


Bringing together the largest well-characterized regional, national and international longitudinal cohorts of patients with Primary Sjögren Syndrome (pSS)


iBorderCtrl is an innovative project that aims to enable faster and thorough border control for third country nationals crossing the land borders of EU Member States (MS), with technologies that adopt the future development of the Schengen Border Management

Interpreting Neural Rankers

Understanding decisions made by Deep Learned Models in Information Retrieval
(Amazon Research Grant)


From perception to expectation to realization: comprehensive intermedia analysis on misinformation when migrating into the EU and potentially resulting threats.


The core objective of NoBIAS is to research and develop novel methods for AI-based decision making without bias.