Michael Knopp

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Former research associate

Department of Public Law, esp. Environmental and Technology Law

Project Group for Constitutionally Compatible Technology Design
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University of Kassel, FB 07
Pfannkuchstr. 1
34109 Kassel


  • Since June 2008 employee in the project "Process Chains between Business and Administration, Lot 3" of the BMI.
  • Since October 2007, staff member in the project Citizens' Portals - Study "Legal Issues" of the BMI.
  • From August 2005 to February 2006, collaborator in the study "Atla§ - Requirements and Trends of Long-Term Retention" on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
  • March 2004 - end of 2007 Collaborator in the project "MIK21 - Migration competence as a key factor of the economy of the 21st century".
  • 2003 - 2004 Staff member of the EMR (Institute for European Media Law, Saarbrücken).
  • 2003 Legal clerkship at Karlsruhe Regional Court and second state law examination.
  • 2001 First State Examination in Law.
  • Studied law at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg.

Book Publications

  • Long-Term Preservation of Electronic Documents - Requirements and Trends, 2007, Nomos (together with Fischer-Dieskau, S. / Jandt, S. / Roßnagel, A.).

Essays

  • De-Mail und Bürgerportale - Eine Infrastruktur für Kommunikationssicherheit, DuD 2009, 728 (together with Roßnagel, A. / Hornung, G. / Wilke, D.).
  • Legal Perspectives on Digital Evidence, in Fischer, S. / Maehle, E. / Reischuk, R., Informatik 2009 _ Im Focus das Leben, Bonn 2009, 169/1552.
  • Fanfiction - User-Generated Content and Copyright Law, GRUR 2009, i.E.
  • Legal Requirements for the Retention of Data, DuD 2009, 536 (together with Roßnagel, A. / Bedner, M.)
  • Ispat Araci Olarak Dijital Fotograflar - Digital Photos as Evidence, in: Bilkent Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi, Gedächtnisschrift für Halûk Konuralp, Ankara 2009, vol. 1 p. 559 (translated by Dr. Tolga Akkaya).
  • Constitutional Visions for E-Government, Guest Commentary on the Third National IT Summit, in: BMWi, Arbeitsgruppe 3: Szenarien für die Zukunft - Anregungen für eine Deutsche E-Government-Gesamtstrategie, Berlin 2008, 11 (together with Roßnagel, A. / Hornung, G.).
  • Basic Services for the Legal Security of Electronic Communications -- Legal Requirements for Guaranteed Security, MMR 2008, 723-728 (together with Hornung, G. / Laue, P. / Wilke, D.).
  • Urteilsanmerkung - Beweis der Urheberschaft an Digitalfotos, MMR 2008, 624.
  • Electronic Transactions - Data Protection Requirements in the Implementation of the Services Directive, MMR 2008, 518.
  • Digital Photographs as Evidence, ZRP 2008, 156.
  • Requirements and Trends in the Long-Term Preservation of Electronic Documents, AWV Information, March/April 2006, 7 (together with Fischer-Dieskau, S. / Jandt, S. / Roßnagel, A.).
  • The "Points of Single Contact" of the Services Directive - Requirements and Effects of a Reform Obligation, LKRZ 2007, 251.
  • Discussion Reports, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), Ubiquitous Identification? - Neue Identitätsinfrastrukturen und ihre rechtliche Gestaltung, Baden-Baden 2006 (together with Stadler, T.).
  • Mobilisierte Verwaltung: Perspektiven und rechtlicher Gestaltungsbedarf, DÖV 2006, 982-988 (together with Roßnagel, A.).
  • Mobile Government in Germany: Legal Aspects and Demands on Mobilizing the Administration, in: Kushchu, I. / Kuscu, M. (eds.), Proceedings of EURO mGOV 2005. Mobile Government Consortium International LLC, 2005.
  • Service-Oriented Design of Mobile Administrative Processes, in: Meißner, K. / Engelien, M. (eds.), Virtual Organization and New Media 2005. Workshop GeNeMe2005 Communities in New Media at the TU Dresden, October 6-7, 2005, 65-76 (together with Frankfurth, A. / Gerstheimer, O.).
  • Requirements and Trends in the Long-Term Preservation of Electronic Documents, AWV Information 2/2006, 7 (together with Fischer-Dieskau, S. / Jandt, S. / Roßnagel, A.).
  • Case note Germany - OLG Köln, 19 U 16/02, e-Signature Law Journal 2005, 119.
  • Case note Germany - GmS-OGB 1/98, e-Signature Law Journal 2005, 117.
  • Influence of Environmental Factors, Ergonomics and System Design on Secure Mobile Information Access, in: Hochberger, C. / Liskowsky, R. (eds.), INFORMATIK 2006, Informatik für Menschen, 2/2006, 470 (together with Frankfurth, A.).
  • New Administrative Structures through Mobile Administrative Services: Mobile Information Exchange and Separation of Powers, in: Hochberger, C. / Liskowsky, R. (eds.), INFORMATIK 2006, Informatik für Menschen, 2/2006, 432.
  • Glossary of Digital Television, Supplement to IRIS Special 2004 (together with Scheuer, A.).

Lectures and conferences

  • "Rechtliche Perspektiven zur digitalen Beweisführung", 39th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), 28.9.2009, Lübeck.
  • "Der "Einheitliche Ansprechpartner" aus verfahrens- und datenschutzrechtlicher Sicht", Workshop "Rechtliche Fragen zur IT-Umsetzung der EG-Dienstleistungsrichtlinie", 11.3.2008, Hamburg.
  • "Impulsreferat: Akkreditierungsverfahren und Europarechtliche Zulässigkeit unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Dienstleistungsrichtlinie", Workshop Bürgerportale, 8.4.2008, Kassel.
  • "New Administrative Structures through Mobile Administrative Services: Mobile Information Exchange and Separation of Powers," 36th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Oct. 6, 2006, Dresden.
  • "Atla§ - Requirements and Trends in the Long-Term Preservation of Electronic (Electronically Signed) Documents," BLK-AG "IT Standards in the Judiciary," Dec. 7, 2005, Kassel.
  • "Werkstattbericht Mobile Government - Überlegungen aus dem Projekt mik21" [Mobile Government Workshop - Reflections from the mik21 Project], conference of the eGovernment working group of the federal and state data protection commissioners, 8 November 2005, Hanover.
  • "Mobile Government in Germany: Legal Aspects and Demands on Mobilizing the Administration," EURO mGOV 2005: Mobile Government Consortium International LLC, 11.7.2005, Brighton.