Exploring digital spheres

Come with us on a journey into the realms of the digital: In the podcast Exploring digital spheres you will get to know HIIG researchers from diverse disciplines. We ask them, how our digital society works and what the future might look like. Every other episode, the researchers will enter into a dialogue with other digital mavericks!



episode 24: Human rights online

Wolfgang Schulz on the role of intermediaries

Wolfgang Schulz studied law and mathematics and is now an expert on media law and algorithmic decision taking. He is the director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Hans-Bredow-Institute in Hamburg and also advises the European Council on intermediaries – such as social media platforms, search engines and micro blogging services – and human rights. In this episode, he explains the difficulties of regulating intermediaries that increasingly can be seen as hybrids between state and society.

In this episode:

  • More about Wolfgang Schulz on our website: hiig.de
  • Current study on the GDPR and ADM
  • Our dossier on algorithmic decision making (ADM)
  • Youtube: Wolfgang Schulz on the new regulation on internet intermediaries


 2019-12-10  23m