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Harald Baum, The German Capital Markets Model Case Act – A Functional Alternative to the US-Style Class Action for Investor Claims?, 2017, 8 pp.,, 01.02.2017. MPG.PuRe

Dörthe Engelcke, Reasserting State Control Over Official Islam in Morocco, in: Official Islam in the Arab World: The Contest for Religious Authority. Ed. Nathan J. Brown, 13-15. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2017,, 11.05.2017. MPG.PuRe

Stefan Korch, How Preliminary Examiners Could Improve Corporate Governance for Companies in Bankruptcy, The CLS Blue Sky Blog 2017,, 22.12.2017. MPG.PuRe

Jan D. Lüttringhaus, Mehr Freiheit wagen im Versicherungsrecht durch daten- und risikoadjustierte Versicherungstarife – „Pay-as-you-drive“-, „Pay-as-you-live“- und „Smart-Home“-Tarife als Herausforderung für das Versicherungsvertragsrecht –, 2017,, 26.10.2017. MPG.PuRe

  • Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 17/18

Recent technological progress offers insurers and their clients new opportunities to enter into risk and data-based insurance contracts: In motor insurance, for example, “pay-as-you-drive” tariffs are based on a constant flow of data relating to each policy holder’s driving style. The individual’s driving behaviour can be documented by a black box or even the insured’s smart phone. Similarly, “pay-as-you-live” tariffs in life and disability insurance are calculated on the basis of individual fitness and lifestyle habits. Again, mobile phones or wearable devices such as fitness-trackers may record different data sets, e.g. the number of steps the policy holder walks during the day. Finally, as “smart-home” devices are increasingly gaining importance in modern households, lifestyle and eating habits can also be monitored by a “smart” or “internet refrigerator”, which scans all in and outgoing products and may re-order food online if necessary. The aforementioned insurance tariffs are centred around tracking the behaviour of individual policy holders. This raises a multitude of questions for insurance law as well as data protection law. This paper examines the various legal aspects of data and risk-based insurance tariffs and pays particular attention to the danger associated with an unlimited combination of different sets of highly personalised data.

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 17/18 (Preprint)

Till Wansleben, Die (deutsche) unternehmerische Mitbestimmung und das Unionsrecht, 2017, 56 pp.,, 14.04.2017. MPG.PuRe

  • Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 17/6

Nadjma Yassari, „How Is the Principle of the Best Interests of the Child Applied in Islamic Family Law?“ (Interview für das Projekt Latest Thinking), 2017,,.2017. MPG.PuRe

Nadjma Yassari, Wie privat darf die Scheidung sein?, Verfassungsblog 2017,, 22.09.2017. MPG.PuRe