Leibniz Universität Hannover
Brief description and aims of work
The Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI) at the LUH is the oldest establishment dedicated to scientific research on legal problems of Information and Communication Technologies nationwide.IRI undertakes research and education activities in information technology law covering the full spectrum of the discipline. Research topics covered have included data protection law, health law, international data traffic and medical data protection law. IRI has been instrumental in the creation of an innovative Data Protection Framework for ACGT (FP6-IST-026996) that enables researchers to share their data while simultaneously protecting the privacy of the data subjects. Besides p-medicine, IRI is currently participating in the European FP7-projects CONTRACT (as coordinator), OPTIMIS, PONTE and CONSENT.IRI will provide its legal and ethical expertise and experience in the fields of data protection and ethics, in particular tackling those obstacles hindering the legal and ethically correct exchange of personal data and human tissue in p-medicine.