Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Martini

Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer

Mario Martini

Digital (North Rhine-Westphalian) municipality

In a digital municipality peppered with sensors, there are great opportunities for a modern digital infrastructure (especially in public transport and energy systems) – but also challenges. An important basic question is: Who has data sovereignty? This applies on the one hand in relation to the informational self-determination rights of the data-donating citizens, and on the other hand in relation to private service providers who offer their services to the municipalities but attach particular importance to exclusive rights of use and their business secrets.
In order to leverage the potential inherent in municipal data, it is not only data that is needed, but also a viable licensing model that regulates access to data rights. But what should a legally secure framework for the use of community data – from the point of view of economic analysis and a public value approach – look like? The project’s mission is to answer these questions and, in particular, to develop the basic features of a municipal data economic law.

Main research areas

  • Smart city
  • Database law
  • Licensing models
  • Data sovereignty
  • Data ownership

Curriculum Vitae

  • Holder of the Chair of Administrative Science, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and European Law at the University of Speyer
  • since July 2018 Member of the Data Ethics Committee of the German Federal Government
  • since 2017 Deputy Director of the German Research Institute for Public Administration
  • since 2016 Head of the programme area “Transformation of the State in Times of Digitalisation” at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer
  • 2011-2015 Coordinator of the research network “The State in Web 2.0

Lectures and publications

  • Martini, Mario (2019): Blackbox Algorithmus – Grundfragen einer Regulierung Künstlicher Intelligenz. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag (forthcoming).
  • Martini, Mario; Kienle, Thomas (2019): Facebook, the living and the deadFacebook, the living and the dead. In Juristen
    Zeitung (JZ) 2019, pp. 235-241.
  • Martini, Mario; Kolain, Michael (2017): Who owns the smart city? – KOMMUNAL 10/2017, p. 46 f.
  • Martini, Mario (2017): Transformation der Verwaltung durch Digitalisierung, DÖV, pp. 443-455.
  • Martini, Mario; Wiesner, Cornelius (2017): 91c para. 5 GG und das neue Zugangsregime zur digitalen Verwaltung – Quantensprung oder zu kurz gesprungen?, ZG 32, pp. 193-227.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Martini

Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer

Fellow at CAIS from November 2018 until April 2019