Digital self-determination refers to being in a position to deal with digital information and communication technologies independently, autonomously and solely according to one’s own will.

Digital self-determination is based on the existence of all necessary legal, technical, systemic and personal prerequisites which, in their interaction, permit independent, self-responsible action in accordance with one’s own will with regard to digital technologies.

How to Cite

The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.