The book ‘Reforming European Data Protection Law‘, co-edited by Serge Gutwirth, Ronald Leenes and Paul de Hert is out now, published by Springer. It offers readers conceptual analysis as well as thoughtful discussion of issues, practices, and solutions related to privacy and personal data protection, featuring results of the seventh annual International Conference on Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection (CPDP 2014) held in Brussels in January 2014. The complete list of contributions and more information can be found here.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) welcomes the launch of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), an academic privacy research centre with a global focus. Rge BPH wil use its location in the capital of Europe to engage EU policymakers, data protection regulators, the private sector, and NGOs, and to produce innovative, cutting-edge research on important questions of data protection and privacy law and policy. More information in this brochure (pdf) or the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) website.
The 8th edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) International Conference will be held on 21-23 January 2015 in Brussels, and several slots remain open for speakers. The CPDP 2015 Call for Papers is split into two different tracks: one dedicated to experienced researchers, and another PhD students and junior researchers. Contributions are welcome not just from legal academics but also from computer scientists, engineers, social scientists, philosophers, etc. Deadline for submissions: Friday 24 October 2014. More information can be found here.
A call for papers for the international conference ‘Citizens’ Perspectives on Surveillance, Security and Privacy: Controversies, Alternatives and Solutions‘, to take place on 13 and 14 November 2014, in Vienna, has now been published. The event is origanised jointy by the research projects Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS), Public perception of security and privacy: Assessing knowledge, Collecting evidence, Translating research into action (PACT) and Surveillance, Privacy and Security: A large scale participatory assessment of criteria and factors determining acceptability and acceptance of security technologies in Europe (SurPRISE). The deadline for abstract submission is 21 September 2014. The call for abstracts can be accessed here: Call-for-Abstracts- PRISMS Final conference Vienna.
The proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2014) ‘A decade of transformations’ are now available for download here. They include contributions by two LSTS researchers: Anna Moscibroda (‘Territorial limitations in collective management of copyright after CISAC judgements‘) and Gloria González Fuster (‘How uninformed is the average data subject? A quest for benchmarks in EU personal data protection’). More information on IDP 2014 can be found here.
Simon Davies, visiting researcher at LSTS, has published an authoritative examination of the consequences of Edward Snowden’s revelations. The report was made possible through the support and contribution from a wide range of privacy experts, and is entitled ‘A Crisis of Accountability: A Global Analysis of the Impact of the Snowden Revelations’.
Titled ‘Privacy in Times of Smart Surveillance: Conference on Ethics and Rights as Standards for European Surveillance practices‘, the final Conference of the SAPIENT project (Supporting fundamental rights, prIvacy and ethics in surveillance technologies) will take place on 1st and 2nd July 2014 at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in Brussels. The programme is available here.