CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

18. March 2015

Legal Informatics Seminar on Smart Cars

We live in a time where IT and technology seem to have no limits in what they can do and achieve: from smart cars to smartphones that can open doors to cameras on windshields and traffic jam detection everywhere. But what about privacy protection? By using smart cars, do we risk giving up our privacy and safety? Who might be interested in collecting our data?

Two professors from Saarland University, Stephan Weth and Christoph Sorge, broach these issues in a seminar discussing the legal problems of the digitization of road traffic. Students and lecturers are taking part in the discussion, as well as the expert organization GFU.

In order to get an insight into the practical application of the technology, the seminar even takes the participants to external automotive experts showing them, for example, the windshield camera as a tool for an assessment from afar.

You can read the complete press release here .(German)