Centre for Law in the Digital Transformation (ZeRdiT)
The Centre for Law in the Digital Transformation is dedicated to research and teaching at the intersection between a dynamically changing technological development and the future development of our legal system. This is based on the premise that digital technologies lead to groundbreaking transformations in multiple areas of life and thereby change our ways of acting, our business models, and the way we generate information and knowledge. This also applies to the law itself, which is not unaffected by the process of digitalisation.
On the one hand, digitalisation thus leads to profound changes areas of life, triggering the question of a fundamental reorientation of the legal framework in place. On the other hand, legal research and teaching will be subject to substantial changes. Digitalisation therefore does not only affect the reality around us (as the object of regulation), but also the instruments and parameters of law itself (as the subject of regulation). Both dimensions do not have to be considered in isolation, but may mutually influence each other.
The Centre is structured in several clusters which cover the breadth of expertise that is present in the Faculty. We also have a cooperation with the Zentrum für rechtswissenschaftliche Fachdidaktik at the Universität Hamburg, the RABATT-Konsortium, the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute and the Institute of Technical Education and University Didactics belongs to the Hamburg University of Technology.