On March 18, 2021, the first event in the BMJV Lunch Talks series took place. In a one-hour digital format, research projects funded by the BMJV on the topic of 'consumer enabling technologies' are presented. After a welcome by the host, State Secretary Prof. Dr. Christian Kastrop, ConPolicy project manager Dr. Otmar Lell presented the results of the recently completed research project 'ConProTec_ted – Rethinking consumer protection digitally'.
In the second presentation, Dominik Pins from Fraunhofer for Applied Information Technology (FIT) presented a research project on data sovereignty and empowerment of consumers in data protection when dealing with voice assistants.
The following discussion revealed the potential of digital applications to protect and empower consumers using the concrete example of privacy information in voice assistants. At the same time, the challenge of developing attractive and user-oriented digital solutions for consumer protection and consumer empowerment became clear.
You can find more information about the project and the study results here.