Human and Fundamental Rights in the Digital Era: Current Challenges

  • Typ: Seminar (S)
  • Lehrstuhl: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Informatik - Institut für Informations- und Wirtschaftsrecht - IIWR Zufall
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Informatik - Institut für Informations- und Wirtschaftsrecht - IIWR Marsch
  • Semester: SS 2024
  • Zeit: Fr. 26.04.2024
    09:00 - 17:30, einmalig
    20.30 Seminarraum -1.008 (UG)
    20.30 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (UG 1)

    Fr. 19.07.2024
    09:00 - 17:30, einmalig
    50.28 Seminarraum 1
    50.28 InformatiKOM 2 (EG)

  • Dozent: Paul Friedl
  • SWS: 2
  • LVNr.: 2400170
  • Hinweis: Präsenz

The seminar introduces students to the various fundamental and human rights documents relevant to Germany. It teaches students their basic content and familiarizes them with classic patterns of argumentation regarding the interpretation and application of fundamental rights. The seminar provides an overview of the relevance of human and fundamental rights for the development and use of new (digital) technologies. Students will be enabled to reflect on the human rights-implications of new technologies and to conceive own legal answers. One thematic focus will be on the (human rights) analysis and evaluation of new AI technologies. Fundamental and human rights issues in this area, which will be presented to the students or which they will explore themselves, include: Are AI developers allowed to use personal data from the internet for the development of AI systems and, if so, under what conditions? How do concepts of discrimination differ between computer scientists and lawyers?  How should the authorizations of real-time biometric surveillance covered by the European AI Act be assessed in terms of fundamental rights? Do human rights protect artists from the unauthorized exploitation of their works for new "generative AI" systems? Students will also be free to explore other intersections between human rights and technology, such as new questions in data protection law, the use of new technologies by police, law enforcement and migration agencies or the fundamental rights obligations of large social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. The seminar’s contents will partly be taught in a one-day seminar and will partly be explored by the students themselves in supervised term papers.



Anmeldungen für das Pro-Seminar bitte NUR! über das WiWi-Portal!

Nachder für die Teilnahme am Seminar verbindlichen Teilnahme an der Einführungsveranstaltung bitte Anmeldung über das Campus-System (notwendig für die Erfassung der Note der Seminararbeit).

Blockseminar im SoSe 2024 (2 Termine):

1. Termin:

Freitag, 26. April 2024, 09:00 - 17:30 Uhr.

Ort: 20.30 Seminarraum -1.008 (UG)


Freitag, 19. Juli 2024

jeweils von 09:00 - 17:30 Uhr (Stand per 3.1.2024)


Geb. 50.28, Seminarraum 1 (Nebengebäude vom InformatiKOM)



(Please register for the seminar ONLY via the WiWi-Portal!

After attending the introductory event, which is mandatory for participation in the seminar, please register via the campus system (necessary for recording the grade of the seminar paper).

Block seminar in summer term 2024 (2 dates):

Friday, 26 April 2024


Friday, 19 July 2024

probably from 09:00 - 17:30 in each case (as of 3 January 2024)


Building 50.28, seminar room 1 (outbuilding of InformatiKOM)