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Crispin Niebel

Graduate Student

Technische Universität Berlin
School VI: Planning Building Environment
Department of Sociology

Fraunhoferstraße 33-36
Sekretariatszeichen FH 9-1
10587 Berlin


Research Project

The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Innovation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which recently come into force replacing the former EU Directive 95/46/EC on data protection will have a major impact on the our digital environment and economies. As a regulation it does not only bring in novel features and rights such as the ‘Right to data portability’ or ‘Right to erasure’ providing consumers with control of their personal data but also, unlike the directive, increases harmonisation of data protection law across all EU member states. The GDPR changes how the personal data of EU citizens is gathered and processed where failure to comply can lead to large fines. Within this context of a changing digital landscape, my project aims to analyse the impact on the GDPR on innovation. This falls within the general debate regarding the impact of regulations on innovation.


April 2018
Stipendiat im DFG Graduiertenkolleg "Innovationsgesellschaft heute: Die reflexive Herstellung des Neuen", TU Berlin
Mitarbeit am Lehrstuhl für Innovationsökonomie der TU Berlin
M.Sc. Economic Behaviour and Governance, Universität Kassel
M.A. Globalisation and Corporate Development, SOAS University of London
B.A. Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex


  • Martin, N., Matt, C., Niebel, C., Blind, K. (2019),  How Data Protection Regulation Affects Startup Innovation, Information Systems Frontiers, pp.1-18 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10796-019-09974-2                                                                                                                                   
  • Böhmecke-Schwafert, M. and Niebel, C. (2018), The General Data Protection's (GDPR) impact on data-driven business models: The case of the right to data portability and Facebook, ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries, Vol. 1, Issue 2. https://www.itu.int/en/journal/002/Pages/02.aspx
  • Knut Blind, Axel Mangelsdorf, Crispin Niebel & Florian Ramel (2018) Standards in the global value chains of the European Single Market, Review of International Political Economy, 25:1, 28-48


Knut Blind, Crispin Niebel (2017) Standardisation and Regulation as trust-building mechanisms for the IoT, IoT & Trust Conference (22/23 of February 2017), Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)


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