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The Institute for Legal Informatics has existed for over 35 years at the Faculty of Law of Leibniz Universität Hannover. There the Institute has established itself as the first academic institution in the field of IT law and intellectual property law in Germany.

The objective of the Institute for Legal Informatics is to conduct research and teaching on current, future-oriented issues raised by information technologies, especially in the areas of data protection, intellectual property, electronic commerce and international law. A further focus is on the legal theoretical questions that arise in connection with information technology law.