Torben Klausa researches, writes and presents on platform regulation issues.

Occasionally he does other things, as well. Mostly in Berlin, sometimes in Bielefeld.

What I do:



Does the state have a legal duty to regulate digital platforms? And if so, what should regulation look like?
I am investigating questions like these as a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law at Bielefeld University. At the Chair of Public Law and the Law of Digitalization, I am currently writing my doctoral thesis, funded by a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.

Additionally, I am also visiting scholar in the research group “Politics of Digitalization” at the Berlin Social Science Center. Previously, I was a fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI).

My expertise in this field has led me to provide commentary for various media outlets, such as Deutschlandfunk Kultur and 3sat Kulturzeit.



I report on digital policy and platform regulation for Tagesspiegel Background Digitalization & AI, among other outlets. My coverage ranges from the Network Enforcement Act and the State Media Treaty to the draft of the European Union’s Digital Services Act. I also occasionally contribute blog posts, such as those published on Lawfare Blog, Telemedicus, or Verfassungsblog.



I thoroughly enjoy engaging with digital decision-makers on topics that spark their interest, both online and offline. I have also had the pleasure of doing so publicly at various events and on television, including re:publica, German media authorities, and the Schwarzkopf Foundation.



Together with other Hertie School alumni, I am involved in the Her.Tietz Initiative for coming to terms with the Nazi history of the non-profit Hertie Foundation.

A bit older is Home from Hertie, a portrait project about my former fellow students at the Hertie School, with photos by the wonderful Carla Hustedt.

How to reach me:

Preferably digitally:

Imprint / Impressum

Torben Klausa
c/o RA Matutis
Berliner Straße 57
14467 Potsdam

Foto: © Marzena Skubatz