ZEVEDI Project Group: Data Access Rules

The highly controversial question of the allocation of data (rights) has consequences for access options and thus influences our possibilities to use data most effectively and in a way that is compatible with the common good. Therefore, the project group scrutinises traditional allocation and access guidelines. On the one hand, it examines specific possibilities as to how data access can be designed in such a way that it reflects multi-actor responsibility and neither overburdens nor overestimates individual data providers. On the other hand, against the backdrop of systematic-philosophical conceptions of “rights”, it is to be asked to what extent data accesses form a meaningful field of application in order to modify traditional ideas of the subject and ideas of rights based on them.

The project group is part of the Hessian research network Centre Responsible Digitality (ZEVEDI) and is led by Prof. Dr. Steffen Augsberg (Justus Liebig University Giessen) as spokesperson. His deputy is Dr. Marcus Düwell (Technical University of Darmstadt). Further contributors are Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring (Technical University of Darmstadt), Prof. Dr. Malte-C. Gruber (Justus Liebig University Giessen), Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung, LL.M. (University of Kassel) and Prof. Dr. Doris Schweitzer (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main).

For more information, please visit the website of the ZEVEDI Project Group: Data Access Rules.

Project information

Centre Responsible Digitality (ZEVEDI)

November 2022 - April 2024

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung, LL.M.

Fabiola Böning
Lars Pfeiffer