Digitalisation is the key technology of the 21st century. It is not a temporary phenomenon, but will change our society permanently. Law, as a mirror and binding framework of society, must react to economic and cultural change. An essential task of the law in the foreseeable future will be to accompany and shape digital change.
The Institute for Digital Law Trier (IRDT) will seek an active role in this process and aims to contribute visible, substantive legal research on the law of digitalisation.
The team, headed by four directors, has identified five main area of research: