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 .

5. August 2015

SR Aktueller Bericht: Gesundheitskontrolle mit Fitnessarmbändern

TV magazine SR Aktueller Bericht sheds some light on the plans of insurance company Generali to offer benefits for customers who track their health and lifestyle via fitness wearables and apps. The interviews with CISPA/DFKI researcher Stefan Nürnberger and Data Protection Commissioner Judith Thieser highlight the privacy and security concerns regarding this health tracking by insurance companies.

TV Feature Aktueller Bericht “Gesundheitskontrolle mit Fitnessarmbändern” (min. 17)