Welcome to the interdisciplinary research project Transformations of Privacy!

The research project Strukturwandel des Privaten / Transformations of Privacy, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation, reflects on the meaning, value and limits of privacy. Including the scientific perspectives of Informatics, Political Theory, Communication and Legal Sciences, the interdisciplinary approach of the project has a focus on (new) relationships between privacy, freedom and democracy under the circumstances of a transforming informational society.

Principal Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Sandra Seubert (Political Science/ Goethe University Frankfurt), Speaker

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grimm (Information Science / University of Koblenz-Landau)

Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Christoph Gusy (Legal Science / Bielefeld University)

Prof. Dr. Sabine Trepte (Communication Science/ University of Hohenheim)