Objectives of DGRI

The German Association of Law and Informatics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V., hereinafter: DGRI) addresses issues that lie at the interface between informatics and computer technology on the one hand, and the law and business, on the other hand. The objective of DGRI is to promote the interaction between academia, research and practice in the following areas:

  • Legal issues relating to the processing of information;
  • The use of information technology within the legal system; and
  • Shaping the legal framework conditions for information technology.


Within its area of interest DGRI addresses both academics and practitioners, seeking an exchange of knowledge, experiences and views. The information thus obtained is placed at the disposal of the DGRI members and other interested parties, and is also utilized in order to influence the legislative process and the administration of justice insofar as possible and appropriate.

In order to fulfill these objectives DGRI has established Expert Committees where experts and interested parties regularly exchange their views on individual focal issues within the area of the Association’s interest, in addition to developing and organizing both internal and public events. The Association also organizes public congresses, conferences, workshops and other events devoted to current themes within its area of interest.

DGRI cultivates an intensive personal exchange of views among its members, in a congenial atmosphere.