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Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL)

About ITSL

The Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) at University of Zurich is an interdisciplinary research institute. Its mission is to explore the opportunities and challenges in the information society and the impact of new technologies on business and government activities as well as everyday life. The goal of the ITSL is to foster and advance interdisciplinary research, to encourage the collaborative development of multidisciplinary projects and to serve as a forum that promotes dialogue and knowledge transfer between researchers from various disciplines such as computer and communication sciences, philosophy, sociology, economic sciences, psychology, geography, ethics, and law.


Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL)

Rämistrasse 74 / 38
CH-8001 Zürich

Tel.: +41 44 634 59 96


Office RAI-H-079

Weiterführende Informationen






Governance Mechanisms for Access and Use of Data in Public Health Crises: Call for Action


Zuordnung von Sachdaten

Eigentum, Besitz und Nutzung bei nicht-personenbezogenen Daten, scientific study on behalf of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)



Automated Decisions

Publication Workshop Report

From 12 to 14 September 2019, ITSL held an international expert workshop with scientists in the field of law, communications studies, and computer science that was sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The Workshop Report co-authored by all participants is now available.


Further information

Workshop Report