Publications by Paul-Jasper Dittrich

A Guide to Brexit and Data Flows

Post-Brexit relations regarding data transfers and data protection are going to exercise one of the biggest economic impacts on the UK and the EU27 over the longer term. In this policy paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich provides an overview of the role of data and data exchanges in modern economies, and how Brexit endangers this exchange, and describes different scenarios for the transfer of personal data post-Brexit. more

Digitalization – What can be done to make Europe more competitive?

Paul-Jasper Dittrich participated as a rapporteur in the expert group on digitalization at the International Expert Conference “Europe on the Move? Towards a progressive future!” of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. The focus of the experts’ discussion was on the central challenges for the European economy and society raised by digitalization. more

Online platforms and how to regulate them: an EU overview

The rapid rise of online platforms has characterized the digital transformation of the last decade. In this paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich provides an overview of existing regulation of online platforms in the Single Market, examines current regulatory challenges for the EU and proposes policy recommendations for the future European debate on platform regulation. more

Follower Power for the European Parliament

In a little more than a year from now Europeans head to the polls to vote for a new EP. There is a danger that the voter turnout will fall once more. Thus the EP should become more active online. In this blog post Paul-Jasper Dittrich sketches out a possible “get-out-the-vote” online campaign of the EP for the upcoming elections that specifically targets young Europeans. more

Treating Data responsibly

The New York times quotes Paul-Jasper Dittrich on the importance of social media data for scientific research. more