Dr. Rotraud Gitter, LL.M.

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Former scientific staff member

Department of Public Law, esp. Environmental and Technology Law

Project Group for Constitutionally Compatible Technology Design
- provet -

University of Kassel, FB 07
Pfannkuchstr. 1
34109 Kassel


  • Winner of the 2006 Science Award of the Kassel Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
  • 9/2006 to 8/2008 Collaboration in the project Orinoco, 7/2007 to 10/2008 Collaboration in the project Voteremote.
  • 2006 doctorate on the topic "Software agents in electronic commerce - legal framework and design proposals for agent-based assistance systems" (summa cum laude).
  • From 7/2002 to 8/2006 managing director of provet.
  • Since 2000 employee at provet, among others in the projects MAPLiving in a Smart Environment,  MIK,  VesuV  and the feasibility study"Digitaler Personalausweis".
  • From 1999 to 2000 freelancer at the Institute for Financial Services e.V. Hamburg.
  • From 1997 to 1999 legal trainee at the Higher Regional Court of Schleswig, second state law examination.
  • From 1996 to 1998 International course of studies "European and International Law" at the University of Bremen.
  • From 12/1995-3/1996 Intern in the Communications Branch at the United Nations Human Rights Centre, Geneva.
  • Studied law in Tübingen, Dijon and Hamburg, 1996 First State Law Examination.

Book Publications

  • Software agent systems in electronic commerce: legal framework and design requirements for agent-based assistance systems, 2007, Nomos.

Essays

  • Rotraud Gitter / Volkmar Lotz / Ulrich Pinsdorf / Alexander Roßnagel, Sicherheit und Rechtsverbindlichkeit mobiler Agenten, 2007.
  • Long-term retention in e-voting - Legal requirements and technical implementation, in: Krimmer, R. / Grimm, R. (eds.), 3rd International Conference on electronic voting 2008, Bonn 2008, 109-123 (together with Langer, L. / Okunick, S. / Opitz-Talidou, Z.).
  • The Liability of Web 2.0 Platform Operators, in: von Kortzfleisch, H. / Bohl, O. (eds.), Wissen, Vernetzung, Virtualisierung - Liber amicorum zum 65. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. Udo Winand, Lohmar 2008, 279-286.
  • Softwareagentensysteme im elektronischen Geschäftsverkehr: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen und Gestaltungsanforderungen an agentengestützte Assistenzsysteme, Baden-Baden 2007.
  • The Data Retention Directive and its Implementation into National Law, MMR 2007, 411-417 (together with Schnabel, C.).
  • The Second Simulation Study, in Gitter, R. / Pinsdorf, U. / Lotz, V. / Roßnagel, A. (eds.), Security and Legal Binding of Mobile Agents, DUV 2007 (together with Laue, P. / Peters, J.).
  • Legal Design Proposals, in: Gitter, R. / Pinsdorf, U. / Lotz, V. / Roßnagel, A. (Eds.), Security and Legal Binding of Mobile Agents, DUV 2007 (together with Learnt, L.).
  • Rechtsfragen mobiler Agenten, in: Gitter, R. / Pinsdorf, U. / Lotz, V. / Roßnagel, A. (eds.), Sicherheit und Rechtsverbindlichkeit mobiler Agenten, DUV 2007.
  • Das Verhältnis des Digitalen Personalausweises zu anderen Chipkarten und Anwendungsprojekten, in: Reichl, H. / Roßnagel, A. / Müller, G. (eds.), Digitaler Personalausweis - Eine Febarkeitsstudie, 2005, 317-321 (together with Roßnagel, A. / Hornung, G. / Strasser, M.).
  • Costs and Implementation Models, in: Reichl, H. / Roßnagel, A. / Müller, G. (eds.), Digitaler Personalausweis - Eine Febarkeitsstudie, 2005, 243-279 (together with Strasser, M. / Müller, G. / Roßnagel, A.).
  • Possibilities for Meeting Regulatory Requirements, in: Reichl, H. / Roßnagel, A. / Müller, G. (eds.), Digitaler Personalausweis - Eine Febarkeitsstudie, 2005, 238-241 (together with Roßnagel, A. / Hornung, G.).
  • Options for Meeting Legal Signature Requirements, in: Reichl, H. / Roßnagel, A. / Müller, G. (eds.), Digitaler Personalausweis - Eine Febarkeitsstudie, 2005, 219-223 (together with Roßnagel, A.).
  • Legal Framework Requirements for Business Models, in: Reichl, H. / Roßnagel, A. / Müller, G. (eds.), Digitaler Personalausweis - Eine Febarkeitsstudie, 2005, 151-162 (together with Roßnagel, A.).
  • Ordnungsrechtliche Anforderungen, in: Reichl, H. / Roßnagel, A. / Müller, G. (eds.), Digitaler Personalausweis - Eine Machbarkeitsstudie, 2005, 145-151 (together with Roßnagel, A. / Hornung, G.).
  • Signature Law Requirements, in: Reichl, H. / Roßnagel, A. / Müller, G. (eds.): Digitaler Personalausweis - Eine Machbarkeitsstudie, 2005, 91-106 (together with Roßnagel, A.).
  • Ausweise als Träger von Signaturverfahren, DuD 2005, 74-77 (together with Strasser, M.).
  • The Legal Framework for Electronic Signatures, Women's Work and Computer Science 27/2003, 25-29.
  • The Limitation of the Qualified Certificate - Section 7 (1) No. 7 SigG as an Important Means of Risk Calculation, MMR 6/2003, 384-389 (together with Fischer-Dieskau, S. / Hornung, G.).
  • Legal Issues of Mobile Agent Systems in E-Commerce, K&R 2/2003, 64-72 (together with Roßnagel, A.).
  • Electronically Signed Documents as Evidence in Civil Proceedings, MMR 11/2002, 709-713 (together with Fischer-Dieskau, S. / Paul, S. / Steidle, R.).
  • arbeit 21 - Herausforderung und Perspektive für das Recht. Neue Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien am Arbeitsplatz, in: Mobile Arbeitswelten - Soziale Gestaltung von "Electronic Mobility", Alcatel SEL Stiftung für Kommunikationsforschung/Forum soziale Technikgestaltung (ed.), 2002, 132-141.
  • arbeit 21 - Herausforderung und Perspektive für das Recht, in: Weiss, M. / Schröter, W. (eds.), arbeit 21 - online mobil, 2001, 34-38.
  • Banken und Internet - Das Online-Angebot von Banken aus der Perspektive des Verbraucherschutzes, 1999 (together with Jack, S.).

Lectures and conferences

  • "Reflexive Innovation and the Case of Pervasive Computing", esa-conference8, 8th conference of the European Sociological Association, 3-6.9.2007, Glasgow (together with Oertel, B. / Sellke, P.).
  • "Datenschutz und Informatik", sIT - Studentische Informatiktage, 7.5.200, Göttingen.
  • "The Integration of Electronic Signatures in Multifunctional Smart Cards," Colloquium Law and Economics, University of Kassel, 7.12.2004, Kassel.
  • "The Digital Identity Card: Integration of Digital Signatures and Business Models," CAST Forum on Public Key Infrastructures, Jan. 22, 2004, Darmstadt.
  • "Legal Issues of Mobile Agent Systems," Law and Economics Colloquium, University of Kassel, Nov. 19, 2002, Kassel.
  • "Rechtsverträgliche Gestaltung von Agentensystemen", Colloquium Institute for Computer Science, University of Jena, 17.6.2002, Jena.
  • "Legally Compatible Design of Mobile Agent Systems," MTI Workshop Usability, 2/25/02, Stuttgart.
  • "Legal Issues in Processing User Data," MTI Workshop User and Context Adaptivity, 09/25/2001.
  • "Legal Aspects of Working on the Net," 3rd User Day Telework, 11/08/2001, Stuttgart.
  • "Legal Acceptability and Aspects in Wireless Business", Hydeparc Conference "Wireless Business Applications", 9/10.7.2001, Hamburg.
  • "Legal Requirements for the Design of Mobile Agents", Management Circle Seminar "Legal and Security Aspects in Mobile Payments", 27.4.2001, Bad Homburg.
  • "Legal Requirements for the Design of Mobile Agents", CAST-Forum Mobile Security Workshop, 2.2.2001.

Previous courses

  • "European Telecommunications Law," lecture (MA), WS 2008/09.
  • "Verantwortlichkeit und Datenschutz" [Responsibility and Data Protection], seminar, SS 2008.
  • "Responsibility and Data Protection," seminar, winter semester 2007/08.
  • "Copyright and new media", lecture, SS 2007.
  • "Legal Issues of E-Commerce", lecture, WS 2004/05.
  • "Copyright and New Media", seminar, SS 2004.
  • "Multimedia Law", lecture, WS 2003/04.
  • "Legal Issues in Multimedia Law", seminar, SS 2003.