LSTS researcher Mathias Vermeulen commented (in Dutch) in the Belgian monthly MO*Magazine upon the new law which gives the Belgian Staatsveiligheid/Sûreté de l'État significantly more powers.
picture by Gerard Stolk (@flickr) The International Multidisciplinary Privacy Award will be given to the authors of the best multidisciplinary paper describing new ideas in privacy and data protection. The award will be presented at the Computers, Data Protection and Privacy (CPDP) Conference, taking place in Brussels from 25th to 27th January 2012. Eligible papers … Continue reading International Multidisciplinary Privacy Award: Nominations for papers open
On the 9th November 2011 will take place at the European Parliament, in Brussels, the full-day policy meeting "More Surveillance, More Security? The Landscape of Surveillance in Europe and Challenges to Data Protection and Privacy", organised by the European Parliament's Privacy Platform together with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the SAPIENT project (Supporting … Continue reading More Surveillance, More Security?
On the 13th December 2011 at 17:00 Isabelle Stengers wil give the inaugural class of the VUB-Willy Calewaert Chair 2011-2012 under the promising title: A plea for slow science In my humble opinion: a must for all LSTSies! Room: D2.01 – Promotiezaal ‘Aloïs Gerlo’ (VUB) See also (in Dutch, but the class will … Continue reading A plea for slow science!
LSTS Researcher Rosamunde van Brakel will give a presentation on the FP7 project SIAM - Security Impact Assessment Measures at a joint workshop devoted to digital identities, technology and surveillance co-organised by the DigiDeas Project and LiSS COST, to take place in Amsterdam on 7-9 November 2011. More information: SIAM, DigiDeas and Living in Surveillance … Continue reading SIAM
picture by Massimo Barbieri (@flickr) LSTS researcher Katja De Vries will discuss “Facebook en privacy” on Thursday 20th October 2011 at the Humanistisch-Vrijzinnige Vereniging Schoten. Starting time: 20:00. Address: Kasteel van Schoten (Schoten). Entrance fee: 3 euros. In Dutch. More information can be found here.
VUB L&C and LSTS talk on 7th November 2011, 12:30 - 14:00, Room 4C306, VUB: "Empirical ethics: empirical justice? How laws shape what is good care", by Prof. Jeannette Pols. Empirical studies into the workings of laws in health care usually take the shape of evaluation studies (where the workings of laws are evaluated according … Continue reading Empirical ethics: empirical justice? How laws shape what is good care
LSTS researcher Katja De Vries will discuss "Facebook en privacy" on Thursday 27th October 2011, in a lunch debate organised by the Willemsfonds and VUB's Uitstraling Permanente Vorming (UPV), in Ostende. Starting time: 14:30. Address: VLC De Geuzetorre, Kazernelaan 1, 8400 Oostende. Entrance fee: 6 euros. In Dutch. More information here.
VUB Law & Criminology Talk on Tuesday 18th October 2011 "Deterrent spaces: security and socio-spatial segregation in Brazil", by Lucas Melgaço, author of the PhD thesis “Securitizing the Urban: from psycho-sphere of fear to techno-sphere of security” (under the joint supervision of the University of São Paulo and the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne). Free … Continue reading Deterrent spaces: security and socio-spatial segregation in Brazil
A films and debate evening on Monday 21st November 2011 in the context of the Festival des Libertés, at Théatre National, in Brussels, under the title "Big Brother: et ce doigt, tu le vois?" (in French). With Didier Bigo (Science Po Paris, King's College London), Thierry Rousselin (co-author of Sous surveillance! Démêler le mythe de … Continue reading Big Brother: et ce doigt, tu le vois?