Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age Within the project, funded by the SNF, the FIR-HSG is dedicating its current research to a new legal concept for the management of personal data in the digital environment. The project is dedicated to the analysis and study of the legal framework for the handling of personal information in an environment that is characterized by the constant development of information technologies. Within this project remembering and forgetting of personal data are examined as a process that is continuously taking place. The legal regulations are perceived as the organizational framework and set of rules for the handling of information from the past for the present and from the present for the future. For this purpose, the informational mechanisms within the existing legal system will be analyzed from an information law perspective. Specific phenomena such as archives, public registers, storage obligations and prescription rules will be examined in more depth. Amongst others, the aim of this project is to answer the following four research questions: What are the isomorphic normative structures, default rules and patterns (as well as potential controversies) that concern the remembering and forgetting of information? Are there possible points of tension and/or inconsistencies within the normative structures identifed? What are the key conflicts between the interests of remembering and forgetting, and to what extent are these conflicts adequately addressed by the normative structures analyzed given the new technological environment? How can the current legal framework concerning the remembering and forgetting of information be improved de lege ferenda, and where are possible gaps and issues that are yet unaddressed by legal rules?