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Schutz der natürlichen und der gesellschaftlichen Umwelt – zum Vergleich von Umweltrecht und Digitalisierungsrecht

Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem

This article aims to examine structural similarities and characteristics of two particular areas of law: the legal protection of the natural environment, and how the legal system responds to the current digital transformation of society. Both areas are concerned with finding a fair balance between opportunity and risk. To ensure this balance, a suitable legal foundation must be established. While environmental law has developed considerably over the past few decades, the question of how the law should deal with the increasing digitization still lies ahead. This article examines to what extent both areas face similar challenges regarding preventive legal action.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, LL.M. (Berkeley) ist Affiliate Professor der Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, em. ord. Professor für Öffentliches Recht und Verwaltungswissenschaften der Universität Hamburg, Justizsenator a.D. sowie Richter des Bundesverfassungsgerichts a.D.


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