Christiane Wendehorst (Project Reporter, ELI)

Christiane Wendehorst has been Professor of Civil Law at the University of Vienna since 2008. Amongst other functions, she is founding member and Immediate Past President (2017-2021) of the European Law Institute (ELI), chair of the Academy Council of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and Co-Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law. She is a member of the Bioethics Commission at the Austrian Federal Chancellery, member of the Managing Board of the Austrian Jurists' Association (ÖJT), member of the Academia Europea (AE), the International Academy for Comparative Law (IACL), and the American Law Institute (ALI). At the moment, her research focuses on legal aspects of digitalisation and she has been working as an expert on topics such as digital content, the Internet of Things, AI and data economy, i.e. for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the German Federal Government, the ELI and the ALI. She is currently leading the transatlantic project "Principles for a Data Economy" as well as various projects in the area of digitalisation, on topics such as safety- and liability-related aspects of software and biometric techniques. She is also involved in a number of projects on algorithmic fairness. Prior to moving to Vienna, she was a professor in Göttingen (1999-2008) and Greifswald (1998-99) and was Managing Director of the Sino-German Institute of Legal Studies (2000-2008).