Nikolaus Forgó, born 1968 in Vienna (Austria) studied law and philosophy in Vienna and Paris. 1997 he received a Doctor iuris for a dissertation on legal theory. From 1990-2000 he worked as an asssistant at the law school of the University of Vienna and was inter alia responsible for the ICT-infrastructure there. In 1998 he founded a postgraduate-program on ICT-law in Vienna and has been the head of this program since then. In 2000 he became Professor of Law at the Leibniz Univerity of Hannover, since 2007 he has been acting as the director of the Institute for Legal Informatics there. He has broad research, teaching and consulting experience in all fields of ICT-law, mainly in data protection, copyright and electronic contracts.