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The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.
A comparison of electricity costs for the energy-intensive industries in eleven countries shows that the existing exemption clauses for electricity-intensive companies support the competitiveness of the German industry and have a positive overall economic effect
Popular everyday appliances – like televisions – are increasingly connected to the internet. The resulting data on user behavior, the transmission and processing of this data and the increasing complexity of smart technologies pose new challenges to privacy protection. In the White Paper "Hidden Internet", experts from the research network "Forum Privacy" outline the problematic aspects of smart technologies for privacy and focus on smart TVs, smart cars and wearable devices like smart watches.
Everyday devices and technologies increasingly have an Internet connection or Internet-based additional features. The data transfer associated with this connection is almost unnoticeable to end users and poses new challenges to data protection and privacy. In the Policy Paper "Hidden Internet", experts in the research network "Forum Privacy" recommend an expansion of existing data protection regulations.
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