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Johannes Scharf

Attorney-at-Law for data protection law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Languages German, English

Field of activity

Johannes Scharf is a lawyer in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMC) Division. At CMS he works in the IP, TMC, Commercial Department and above all in the areas of data protection law and IT law.

Previous professional experience / Education

Johannes Scharf completed his law studies at the University of Vienna in 2009 with a focus on "Computers and Law". In 2015 he received his doctorate from the University of Vienna in the research area "Artificial Intelligence and Law". In addition to his legal training, Johannes Scharf has many years of professional experience as a software architect and project manager in the IT field. He joined CMS in 2015 as a trainee lawyer.

Publications and articles

He presented the results of his research in the field of "Artificial Intelligence and Law" at academic conferences and wrote several relevant publications.

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  • 2015 - Dr. iur, University of Vienna
  • 2009 - Mag. iur, University of Vienna
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  • Datenschutz und Beweis bei Smartcars, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer/Sorge (Hrsg), Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik – Tagungsband des 20. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (Data protection and proof for Smart cars, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer/Sorge (Hrsg), Trends and Communities for legal informatics – Proceedings of the 20th  international legal informatics symposium, German publication) (2017) 581 Scharf/Preiß
  • Modelling the General Data Protection Regulation, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer/Sorge (Hrsg), Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik – Tagungsband des 20. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions 2017, 139, Agarwal/Kirrane/Scharf
  • Transatlantische Datentransfers nach dem Fall von Safe Harbour (Transatlantic data transfer after the fall of Safe Harbour, German publication), Die Wirtschaft 5/16, 47
  • Künstliche Intelligenz und Recht – Von der Wissensrepräsentation zur automatisierten Entscheidungsfindung (Artificial intelligence and law – from the representation of knowledge to automatic decision making , German publication), 2015
  • Transfer of Personal Data in the Context of Safe Harbor, Juranek/Scharf, CEE Legal Matters 2.4/2015, 77
  • Scharf/Schweighofer, rOWLer – A Rule Engine for Legal Reasoning with Time and Personal Scope, in Galindo/Schweighofer/Serbena (Hrsg), ICAIL Multilingual Workshop on AI & Law Research 2015, 51
  • Wissensrepräsentation und automatisierte Entscheidungsfindung am Beispiel des Kriegsopferversorgungsgesetzes (The representation of knowledge and automatic decision making using the example of the Act on the Welfare of Victims of War, German publication), Dissertation University of Vienna 2015
  • rOWLer – A Hybrid Rule Engine for Legal Reasoning, in Villata/Peroni/Palmirani (Hrsg), Proceedings of the Semantic Web for the Law and Second Jurix Doctoral Consortium Workshops 2014
  • Die Anforderungen an Sprachen zur Formalisierung von Verwaltungsrecht, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Transparenz – Tagungsband des 17. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (Thedemands on languages when formalising administrative law, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Transparency – Proceedings of the 17th  international legal informatics symposium, German publication) 2014, 129
  • Abstraktion als Grundlage der automatisierten Vollziehung, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Abstraktion und Applikation – Tagungsband des 16. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (Abstractionas a basis for automated execution, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Abstraction und Application – Proceedings of the 16th  international legal informatics symposium, German publication) 2013, 111
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