Philipp Hacker – Keynote Speaker

Professor for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society; Leading Expert on Tech Regulation

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Specialist Subjects

  • Law and Ethics in the Digital Society
  • Regulation of Emerging Technologies (particularly AI)
  • Contract Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Blockchain and Fintech
  • Behavioral Law and Economics


  • English


Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale), holds the Chair for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS), at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). One of his main fields of expertise is tech regulation therefore he advised the EU Parliament during the negotiations on the AI Act.

Hacker (*1985) studied law at the University of Munich as a scholarship holder of the Maximilianeum Foundation and completed his legal internship in Berlin. He earned a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School in 2014 and a doctorate from Humboldt University in Berlin in 2016. He was an AXA Postdoctoral Fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and an A.SK Fellow at the WZB. In 2021 he was Research Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Hacker’s research focuses on the interface of law and technology. In particular, he analyses the impact of (generative) artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things on consumer, data protection, anti-discrimination and general regulatory law. In doing so, he often works with computer scientists and mathematicians, especially on issues of explainable AI and algorithmic fairness.

Philipp Hacker regularly advises national and international decision-makers such as the UN, the European Parliament and the European Commission, the Federal Chancellery, the German Bundestag, as well as German federal ministries, regulatory authorities and industry. In the WI research group “Shifting in Standard Setting” he investigates compliance-by-design strategies in the context of AI regulation and is co-founder and co-leader of the International Expert Consortium on the Regulation, Economics and Computer Science of AI.

He has received numerous awards for his work, such as the Science Award of the German Foundation for Law and Informatics (2020).

Philipp is a sought-after speaker at international conferences on AI and technology.

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