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All lectures and presentations by Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun

  • ULD-Summer Academy 2019: Input presentation about "Privacy – the new organic?!" (Kiel, September 09, 2019)
  • Re:publica19: Introductory presentation about "Saving the world with digitalization? Opportunities & risks of digital innovations for sustainable consumption" (Berlin, May 06, 2019)
  • Consumer Protection Forum „Artificial Intelligence and consumer policy: Potentials of consumer informatics“: Introductory presentation about „Consumer informatics as a new instrument for consumer policy“ (Stuttgart, April 30, 2019)
  • Institute for European Politics: Seminar about "The role of research for an evidence-based consumer policy: Examples from the EU" (Berlin, March 26, 2019)
  • Hugo Boss-Employee event: Input about Stakeholder Engagement: Why, how and what next? (Metzingen, December 13, 2018)
  • WZB-Mercator Forum: Panel discussion about "Using Big Data to influence the behavior of citizens?" (Berlin, December 07, 2018)
  • BMJV-Workshop "Digital World": Consent 2.0 - Evaluation of the One-Pager: Potential, reality and outlook (Berlin, November 23, 2018)
  • Tagesspiegel Consumer Protection Conference: Panel discussion about "Influencing consumers – is this legitimate?" (Berlin, October 09, 2018)
  • Systain/ConPolicy Leaders’ Circle: Input about Corporate Digital Responsibility: Responsible digitalization (Berlin, September 27, 2018)
  • ING-DiBa Morning Club: Input about consumer protection as a factor for competition (Berlin, September 25, 2018)
  • HDE Forum Handel 4.0: Panel discussion about "Corporate Digital Responsibility – What responsibility have businesses in the digital economy?“ (Berlin, September 24, 2018)
  • Journal of Consumer Policy – 40 Years Anniversary Conference: An investigation into the potentials of new digital technologies for consumer policy (Florence, September 14, 2018)
  • EU-Commission: Input in the context of the workshop about the state of the collaborative economy in Germany (Berlin, July 03, 2018)
  • IND-DiBa Austria: Input about consumer-friendly information about consumer credit advertising (Vienna, May 24, 2018)
  • Working Group Consumer Policy / BDI – Federation of German Industries: Corporate Digital Responsibility – Possibilities to simplify information in the digital world (Berlin, November 3, 2017)
  • econsense Impulses for sustainability: Workshop Data protection and security in the industry 4.0 (Nauen, September 28, 2017)
  • UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform: Indicators of consumer protection and empowerment in the digital world (Geneva, July 05, 2017)
  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: What effect has the one-pager? (Berlin, April 27, 2017)
  • UNCTAD: eCommerce Week: Key lessons for consumer protection in eCommerce (Geneva, April 26, 2017)
  • Federation of German Consumer Organizations: The role of consumer information in the digital age (Berlin, April 25, 2017)
  • Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection of Baden-Württemberg: Providing access to independent comparison portals for energy prices – Could a reference portal be the solution? (Brussels, March 27, 2017)
  • G20 Consumer Summit: Indicators of consumer protection and empowerment in the digital world (Berlin, March 15, 2017)
  • Ökoworld Investment Committee: Sharing Economy: Opportunities, risks and look ahead (Berlin, January 19, 2017)
  • Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets: Measuring consumer detriment (Amsterdam, November 16, 2016)
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development: Panel discussion on scientific policy advice (Berlin, July 23, 2016)
  • EOS: Input in the context of the parliamentary breakfast 'Much text is no good consumer information - What is key for effective consumer information?' (Berlin, June 23, 2016)
  • Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia: Access to right for consumers in NRW: Study results and recommendations for action (Düsseldorf, June 22, 2016)
  • ABIDA-Conference: Regulation and Governance in Times of Big Data (Münster, February 02, 2016)
  • SCHUFA: Podium discussion about the topic „Consumer competencies in the digital age - implications for politics and businesses“ (Berlin, November 11, 2015)
  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: Key Points of a Digital Regulatory Policy (Berlin, November 02, 2015)
  • German International Cooperation: Tools for Strategic Consumer Policy Making: Methods used in the European Union to measure consumer detriment (New Delhi, September 29, 2015)
  • Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure for Cooperation in Standardization, Conformity Assessment & Product Safety: Expectations of the German toy industry regarding quality and safety of imported toys from India (Mumbai, September 26, 2015)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung: Law enforcement in consumer data protection: Status quo and policy recommendations (Berlin, September 23, 2015)
  • Gesellschaft für Programmforschung: Transparency in Regulation and Legislation (Berlin, July 3, 2015)
  • European Commission: Key Points of a Digital Regulatory Policy (Brussels, June 12, 2015)
  • Deutscher Bundestag: Institutionalization of consumer policy and consumer protection in Germany (Berlin, June 8, 2015)
  • Self-Regulation Information Economy (SRIW): Key Points of a Digital Regulatory Policy (Berlin, May 13, 2015)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung: EU-discussion about better regulation in the digital world (Berlin, May 7, 2015)
  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: Evaluation of the discussion on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from a consumer perspective (Berlin, 12. Februar 2015)
  • Evangelische Akademie Loccum: The implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for consumers: Consumer needs for safety, information, education and sustainable consumption (Loccum, February 6, 2015)
  • Institute for social and economic policy education: Requirements, challenges and possibilities for consumer policy (Berlin, October 27, 2014)
  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: Presentation of evaluation results of the law against cost-traps in the Internet (Berlin
, October 7, 2014)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung : On the way to a future-oriented institutional landscape for consumer policy (Berlin, September 22, 2014)
  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: Handover of the evaluation results on the law against cost-traps in the Internet (Berlin, September 4, 2014)
  • German International Cooperation: lternative and Online Dispute Resolution in Germany (Beijing, June 27, 2014)
  • EU-China Trade Project: Consumer Protection in E-Commerce in the EU (Beijing, June 26, 2014)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung : TTIP and consumer protection (Berlin, May 7, 2014)
  • Evangelische Akademie Loccum: What does TTIP mean for consumers on both sides of the Atlantic? (Loccum, May 2, 2014)
  • Forum "Sustainable Consumption": Relationship between CSR and sustainabilty policy (Bonn, January 15, 2014)
  • Quadriga Hochschule Berlin: Expert forum: The use of the Internet and Social Media by public institutions: Risks and Opportunities (Berlin, November 29, 2013)
  • GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen e.V.: How political objectives turn into regulation (Berlin, November 21, 2013)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung : For more professionalization in consumer policy Presentation (Mainz, November 19, 2013)
  • Workshop: Internet trust labels and instruments for consumer market monitoring (Shenzhen, June 27, 2013)
  • Workshop: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Germany and Europe (Shenzhen, June 26, 2013)
  • Workshop with the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC): Internet trust labels (Beijing, June 24, 2013)
  • BvD Congress: Privacy portal - Project presentation (Berlin, April 25, 2013)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung : Résumé: More empirical evidence in consumer policy? Thoughts on the introduction of impact assessments' (Berlin, December 10, 2012)
  • SPD Bundestagsfraktion: Consumers in Markets: Status Quo Analysis (Berlin, November 5, 2012)
  • Fee-Only Adviser Congress 2012: Towards a fairer deal for consumers and industry - Lessons from the Retail Distribution Review and the ban of commissions in the UK (Mainz, October 16, 2012)
  • BvD Congress: Privacy portal - Project presentation (Berlin, May 10, 2012)
  • DGB-Workshop: Employee and consumer interests: Allies or opponents? (Berlin, March 19, 2012)
  • Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia: Consumer Policy Congress - From information to regulation - How can consumer rights effectively by enforced (Cologne, October 13, 2011)
  • Workshop: Challenges to consumer protection in E-Commerce and The importance of informed consumers (Qingdao (China), June 30, 2011)
  • International Symposium: Consumer protection in cross-border E-commerce (Beijing, June 28, 2011)
  • Otto Group: Consumer sovereignty and consumer trust - Consequences for ethical consumption (Berlin, June 9, 2011)
  • Federation of German Consumer Organizations: Examples of a consumer oriented financial services supervision (Berlin, October 25, 2010)
  • Otto Group Stakeholder Dialog: Input from the consumer perspective (Hamburg, October 21, 2010)
  • Beijing Technology and Business University: Consumer Protection in E-Commerce (Beijing, September 21, 2010)
  • UNDP: Internet conference "CSR: Bridge to your consumers" : Input for and moderation of an online-discussion (November 16 to 18, 2009)
  • Daimler Sustainability Dialogue: Expectations on sustainable supply chain management: The consumer perspective (Stuttgart, November 5, 2009)
  • Human Rights Lectures 2009 at the Free University Berlin: Amnesty International, The power of consumers (Berlin, June 24, 2009)
  • OECD: Conference on Corporate Responsibility: The Role of International Standards (Paris, June 15, 2009)
  • Deutsches Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik: Annual Meeting 2009: CSR in Dialogue with Brands – How to communicate responsibility to consumers? (Bonn, April 25, 2009)
  • Consumer Citizen Network: 6th International Conference: Globalizing Consumer Citizenship (Berlin, March 23, 2009)
  • CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Hearing on the reform of privacy regulation (Berlin, March 5, 2009)
  • EU Commission: CSR Multistakeholder Forum: Panel discussion on Transparency and CSR (Brussels, February 10, 2009)
  • Expert forum „Privacy and business” in the Parlamentarischen Gesellschaft: Dataprotection is consumer protection (Berlin, December 17, 2008)
  • Conference „Fair trade – easy done” in Dorothee-Sölle-Haus: What a social label would need to deliver (Hamburg, November 28, 2008)
  • Warenkunde- und Technologietage Berlin 2008: Service quality in the retail sector: Quo vadis? (Berlin, November 7, 2008)
  • German Federal Ministry of the Interior: Hearing on the reform of privacy regulation (Berlin, October 30, 2008)
  • Communication Congress 2008: Corporate Social Responsibility: Panel discussion: Success through engagement (Berlin, October 9, 2008)
  • Bertelsmann Representation Berlin: Experience and Networking Day 2008: Panel discussion: Privacy – Opportunities and risks of current developments (Berlin, July 3, 2008)
  • CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Expert hearing on the reform of scoring (Berlin, July 1, 2008)
  • German Federal Ministry of the Interior: Expert hearing on the reform of privacy regulation (Berlin, June 27, 2008)
  • Society for International Development: What consumers expect from business regarding their social responsibility (Berlin, May 29, 2008)
  • German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology: Quality assurance in the context of the service directive: How do consumers recognise service quality? (Berlin, December 12, 2007)
  • German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology: Purpose and future of systems providing anonymity in the Internet (Berlin, November 24, 2007)
  • EU Commission: ECCG Competition Working Group: How consumer organizations should deal with consumers’ competition complaints (Brussels, April 24, 2007)
  • German Parliament: Public Hearing of the Internal Affairs Committee on “Modernization of data protection legislation“ (Berlin, March 5, 2007)
  • EU Commission: ECCG Competition Working Group: Competition problems consumers are complaining about (Brussels, January 25 2007)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung : Panel discussion on Consumer protection and loyalty cards and RFID-Technology (Wuppertal, December 6, 2006)
  • German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology: Expert hearing on competition and liberal professions (Berlin, September 19, 2006)
  • EU Commission: RFID Consultation Workshop: Concerns about RFID and ways to address them: A consumer’s perspective (Brussels, May 16, 2006)