About the Institute

The Institute of the Information Society at the University of Public Service (Budapest) advances interdisciplinary research that aims to explore the deep impact of infocommunication services and new technologies on our individual and social life, fundamental rights and democratic public discourse. In the Institute, researchers with diverse academic backgrounds and practical experience work together in order to analyze and understand the complex features and dilemmas of the information society. The Institute endeavors to follow the flowing reality of information, big data and communication, to identify developments that need to be addressed by regulation, and to elaborate policy recommendations. The research institute seeks to take an active part in the vibrant international academic and public discussions about the challenges of our 21. century digital culture.

Research areas

The Institute explores issues related to information society with special focus on the following fields:
-fundamental rights in the information society
-freedom of speech and democratic public discourse
-data protection
-free access to information
-artificial intelligence and algorithmic decisionmaking
-intellectual property
-competition law
-sharing economy
-digital culture