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Digital Society Institute (DSI)

Who we are

The Digital Society Institute (DSI) was founded in 2016 with a mission to bridge technology and society through research that places security and privacy at the center while considering social, business, legal and economic needs. In the short period of existence, DSI has become a trusted source for guidance on technological growth, ethics, and tech forecasting.

What we do

DSI researchers are permanent author to both academic journals and leading press. We conduct a number of research projects and work with companies as well as public institutions. The DSI hosts a large number of workshops on the latest technological subjects for both industry and the public, including topics such as: artificial intelligence, digital platforms, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Our flagship annual conference, brings in leading international speakers and hundreds of attendees from diverse backgrounds.

DSI in the news

"The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance"

September 16, 2019
Martin Schallbruch co-authored an article in Foreign Policy on global cybersecurity alliances.

"Europa und die USA müssen gemeinsam für Cybersicherheit sorgen"

September 11, 2019
Martin Schallbruch co-wrote an article on transatlantic cybersecurity rules, published in Handelsblatt.

"Regierungskommission für stärkere Rechte von Verbrauchern"

September 10, 2019
Handelsblatt reports on the proposal to strengthen the role of consumers as part of adapting competition laws for digitalization, mentioning Martin Schallbruch.
Statement by S. Gaycken Bundestag
Cybersecurity in Germany
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Deutscher Bundestag

"Resilienz von Demokratien im digitalen Zeitalter..." Statement on the digital vulnerability of EU democracies

by Dr. Sandro Gaycken (Director, DSI)
Book

"Cybersecurity in Germany"

by Martin Schallbruch and Isabel Skierka
Denk ich an Deutschland-Konferenz

"Denk ich an Digitalisierung: Kann Europa den Anschluss schaffen, ohne seine Werte zu verraten?"

hosted by Martin Schallbruch (Deputy Director, DSI)
Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems

Keynote by Bruce Schneier

Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems

Keynote by Evgeny Morozov

Videos

DSI Talks, Panels, Interviews - Watch it all on YouTube

DSI Videos
Supporting Partners
Research and Development Partners
Academic Partners

Contact

Digital Society Institute
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231-1374
Fax: +49 30 21231-9
E-Mail: dsi@esmt.org