Dennis-Kenji Kipker

Research Managing Director
Institute for Information

Research Managing Director at the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR) in Bremen, and has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Law at Waseda University in Tokyo/Japan in 2017, and in 2018 as well as in 2019, Visiting Professor at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow. He is also a Board Member of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID) in Berlin and Legal Advisor at CERT@VDE in Frankfurt, Germany. The research interests of Dennis-Kenji Kipker focus on the interface between law and technology, particularly on international IT Security Law, Data Protection Law, and Intelligence Agency Law. Dr. Kipker also provides expert reports and opinions for several institutions, such as for the German Federal Ministry of Defence and the German Federal Ministry of Finance in questions of IT Security and for the Max Planck Society (MPG) in Data Protection matters.

Topic: International Regulation of Cybersecurity
Short overview:

In the recent years, cybersecurity became a “hot topic” not only in the field of technical implementation, but for legislators all throughout the world as well: Transnational operating hackers, national authorities, as well as NGOs may be involved in cybersecurity threats, and with that, they also promote the political discussion and the creation of new laws which are specialized in cybersecurity. The presentation will take into account the recent work of legislators of important states such as Germany, China, Russia, Israel and the new European Union Cybersecurity Act under a comparative point of view.