University of Vienna – Department of Innovation and Digitalization in law (UNIVIE)

CEIDSS is a non-profit Research Organization working in health promotion focused on the social determinants of health.  Its mission is to produce innovative intervention research to improve the health status of the population, with an emphasis education on health determinants and risk factors linked with non-communicable diseases.

CEIDSS works in association with local and national authorities. While participating in European projects, CEIDSS has a strong experience in developing national and international comprehensive programs on tackling malnutrition, aligned with health strategies and priorities.

Established in 2017 at the University of Vienna’s Law School, the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law specializes in addressing legal issues in the modern media and information society arising from rapid technological innovations. With a focus on information technology, intellectual property law, privacy/data protection, copyright, e-commerce, consumer protection law, Legal Tech, and innovations in the legal field, the department actively engages in multidisciplinary third-party funded projects, particularly in health care and law enforcement.


The team members

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó

Univ. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, a seasoned legal expert, studied in Vienna and Paris. He founded and heads the University Course for Information and Media Law at the University of Vienna. Formerly a Professor at Leibniz University of Hanover, he’s now at the University of Vienna, focusing on Technology and Intellectual Property Law. As Director of the Institute for Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, his expertise spans IT law, legal informatics, and legal education. He’s also a member of the Austrian Data Protection Council and hosts the podcast Ars Boni.

Lisa Marie Breyer

 Lisa Marie, a dedicated researcher, delves into IT law, digitalization, AI, medicine, and data protection. Pursuing a Ph.D. in AI in medicine, her insights stem from work in a cancer study group’s legal department. Her academic rigor and practical understanding offer valuable perspectives on the evolving intersection of healthcare and technology.

Rodessa May Marquez

Rodessa May Marquez, MA, specializes in AI for healthcare research, blending sociology and industrial relations. Holding an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s in Digital Communication Leadership, she explores data infrastructure and environmental impacts in her Ph.D. research. Formerly with Privacy Salon, her interdisciplinary expertise enhances responsible AI applications in the department.

Martina Wimmer

Organiszational Assistant