CAMPUSTALKS on the ethical limits of (social) media

picture by melvisflickr (@flickr) Social media present an exciting platform for people to interact. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc. are considered as public spaces. However, these spaces are controlled by private investors out for profit. Social networking sites blur the lines between personal and public behavior. Whose information are you sharing anyway? Does the technology make … Continue reading CAMPUSTALKS on the ethical limits of (social) media

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The PIAF Project at the 34th Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The PIAF Project consortium, comprising the Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (VUB-LSTS), Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP and Privacy International, for the recent 22 months has been conducting research on privacy impact assessment (PIA). The project comes to an end in October 2012. Having held its final conference in September 2012 in Brussels, … Continue reading The PIAF Project at the 34th Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

Materialism and World Politics

picture by holia (@flickr) From 20 to 22 October 2012 will take place in London the 2012 Millennium Annual Conference, titled "Materialism and World Politics". LSTS researchers will contribute to the sessions "Of Black Boxes, Dispositifs, and Security" and "Heterogeneous Entanglements & Unstable Technologies", co-organised with Theory Talks. More information can be found here.

Law and Technology Perspectives on Intergenerational Justice

picture by loungerie (@flickr) On Friday 12 October 2012 will take place the "Law and Technology Perspectives on Intergenerational Justice" Seminar, at the Institute of European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). The expression "intergenerational justice" refers to the relevance of social justice considerations to relationships between non contemporaries and to relationships between … Continue reading Law and Technology Perspectives on Intergenerational Justice