Prof. Christiane Wendehorst
Christiane Wendehorst has been a Professor of Civil Law at the University of Vienna since 2008. Before moving to Vienna, she held chairs in Göttingen (1999-2008) and Greifswald (1998-99) and was managing director of the German-Chinese Institute of Law (2000-2008). She is, among other things, founding member and president of the European Law Institute (ELI), chairwoman of the Academic Council of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), chairwoman of the civil law department of the Austrian Lawyers’ Association (ÖJT), co-chairwoman of the German Data Ethics Commission as well as member of the Academia Europea (AE), the International Academy for Comparative Law (IACL), the American Law Institute (ALI) and the Bioethics Commission at the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
Currently, she is mainly working on the legal challenges of digitization and has been an expert on topics related to digital content, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and data management for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the German Federal Government, the ELI and the ALI, among others. Her current research projects include the “ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy” and “Empowering European Families”.