From extreme political movements to the digital filter bubble in the private sphere: Groupings of various types are presently establishing in society, which have their own laws and rules and may influence majority society both positively and negatively. In the winter semester, the Colloquium Fundamentale of ZAK I Centre for Cultural and General Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will focus on these “Parallel Worlds – a Threat for Democracy?” and their implications. The presentation series will be opened by the former Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Peter Schaar, on “Verteidigung von Grundwerten und Grundrechten in der digitalen Welt” (defending fundamental values and rights in the digital world) on Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6 p.m., at the Redtenbacher-Hörsaal (Engelbert-Arnold-Straße 4, building 10.91).
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