Research Project #3

Topic: Compliance Monitoring Legal Risks for Digital Retail

Project Description: The objectives of this project are twofold: The risks of Digital Retail from a legal perspective are analyzed together with threats resulting from the extensive interaction with mobile devices and integration of personal data. Building on this, recommendations for avoiding these legal risks and threats are developed. ESR3 will analyze the legal regulations in a European context and in particular in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation. (Methods: Qualitative (Case Studies, Focus Groups), Quantitative (Surveys), Modelling)  

Host Supervisor: This position is available at the Institute of Digital Business at Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) with Prof. Johann Höller as its head of institute. Prof. Höller studied business administration and law and received doctorates in both from JKU. He qualified as an associate professor for information processing and information law.

Host Institution: The Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) is a young university with a unique focus on socio-economic, legal, natural/technical sciences and medicine. The Institute for Digital Business is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business with Departments for Digital Business and Digital Education.

Secondments: This position includes 1 secondment to a partner organisation. The planned secondment will be to

  • Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (under supervision of Mag. Daniel Prieler), in month 29 for 4 months, to “analyze the legal impacts concerning the usage of big-data in loyalty programs and cash-back systems’.