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Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker, LL.M. (Yale)

Research Fellow (virtual)
Philipp Hacker

Philipp Hacker is a legal scholar and holds the Chair for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society at the European New School of Digital Studies, located at European University Viadrina. Prior to that, he was AXA Postdoctoral Fellow at Humboldt University Berlin, Max Weber Fellow at the EUI and A.SK Fellow at WZB.

His research focuses on private law and digital technologies, particularly AI, and includes interdisciplinary work at the intersection of law and computer science. He received most recently the Science Award of the German Foundation for Law and Computer Science (2020). At WI’s Research Group "Shifts in Normsetting", he investigates compliance by design strategies in the context of AI regulation.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow:

Research Group "Shifts in Normsetting"

1 September 2021 - 31 October 2021


Relevant: Legal Constraints on Algorithmic Fairness



Datenprivatrecht. Neue Technologien im Spannungsfeld von Datenschutzrecht und BGB, Jus Privatum 244, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2020

Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos and Stefan Eich (eds.): Regulating Blockchain: Socio-Technical and Legal Challenges, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2019, XV + 464 Seiten

A Legal Framework for AI Training Data, 13 Law, Innovation and Technology (forthcoming),; deutsch: Ein Rechtsrahmen für KI-Trainingsdaten, ZGE 12 (2020), 239-271

Matching Code and Law: Achieving Algorithmic Fairness with Optimal Transport, 34 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 163-200 (2020) (Meike Zehlike, Philipp Hacker and Emil Wiedemann)

Teaching Fairness to Artificial Intelligence: Existing and Novel Strategies against Algorithmic Discrimination under EU Law, 55 Common Market Law Review 1143-1186 (2018)

European University Viadrina