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How can the handling of personal data that emerges due to an increasing online communication be regulated legally in an adequate manner?
The exchange of knowledge about regulatory approaches and new forms of regulation are the focus of the project "Intellectual Property Rights in the New Media Environment".
The international cooperation project investigates how the Internet has changed and will continue to change societies in the USA, Europe and China.
In her blog article "From #MeToo to #RiceBunny: How Social Media Users are Campaigning in China" our guest researcher Jing Zeng describes the creativ use of nicknames and emoijs to discuss the issue of #MeToo in China. In Chinese, the phrase “rice bunny” is pronounced as &ldquo...
How to explore ‘communicating port cities’ in three continents – this was the topic of the 'Transnational Media Histories'-workshop 2018.
The event took place from 12 to 13 September 2018 at Universität Hamburg, a workshop within the 'MQ-FU-HAM Trilateral Strategi...
"Global Diversity in Search Results: A Socio-Technical Examination of Google, Baidu, and Yandex’ Geopolitical Search Query Results in the US, Western EU, India, China, and Russia", lecture by C. Puschmann at the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) of the European Communicatio...
"Das Social Credit-System Chinas - Big Brother is Watching You? [The Social Credit System of China]", panel discussion with W. Schulz at 'China Time 2018', organised by the China-EU School of Law on 10 September 2018 in Hamburg.
In China, the social credit system is being tested in...
The panel discussion of the China-EU School of Law with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institut, Prof. Dr. Genia Kostka, Freie Universität Berlin, Katja Kühnreich, M.A., Political Scientist and Sinologist, and the chair of the discussion, Prof. Dr. Hinrich Julius, Universität...
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