The digitalization of various areas of life yields ambivalent results for consumers. On the one hand they benefit from a variety of new applications (such as simplified communication, improved price transparency und new means of digital collaboration). On the other hand the ever-growing amount of data and available processing capacities might jeopardise consumer self-determination.
In the upcoming months, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will concentrate on the question of how data protection and data security can be enhanced in a digital world. In this respect the Institute for Consumer Policy will assist the foundation with scientific guidance and expertise.