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Do our fundamental rights protect people in the digital age? Digital experts from Germany have tried to find an answer – with the Charter of Fundamental Digital Rights of the European Union. An interview with co-initiator Wolfgang Kleinwächter.
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On the Internet, we inevitably leave a lot of data. For a long time Germany was a pioneer in data protection. This could change now.
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Data privacy protection laws are stricter in Germany than anywhere else. While scoffed at in the US, this attitude could be decisive for urgently needed reforms.
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Cyber mobbing and aggressive online commentaries can have serious consequences for those affected and promote further aggression. Verbal abuse on the Internet in Germany is attracting the attention of politicians and legal experts.
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Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat – social networks are becoming the most important platform for political communication in Germany. Though this is not without its downsides.
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Offensive comments, shocking images – does this mean we need new ethical standards for the digital world? This interview with Petra Grimm, professor for media studies and Head of the Institute for Digital Ethics in Stuttgart, will cast more light on the subject.
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