Monthly Archives: December 2012

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The PIAF project has come to an end. Since January 2011, for 22 months, the consortium comprising Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (VUB-LSTS)Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP and Privacy International has conducted research on privacy impact assessment for the European Commission’s Directorate-General Justice.

On the occasion of publication of the final deliverable on the recommendations for a PIA policy for the EU (December 2012), edited by Paul De Hert, Dariusz Kloza and David Wright, the consortium has issued the following press release:

PIAF consortium releases final report:
Privacy impact assessments should be mandatory and engage stakeholders

Press release
19 Dec 2012

Privacy impact assessments should be mandatory and must engage stakeholders in the process, says a consortium in its final report to the European Commission after a multi-country research project.

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coming of age The book “European Data Protection: Coming of Age“, edited by Serge Gutwirth, Ronald Leenes, Paul de Hert and Yves Poullet has been published by Springer. The volume brings together numerous chapters offering conceptual analyses, highlighting issues, proposing solutions, and discussing practices regarding privacy and data protection. It was prepared as a follow up to the 2012 edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection International Conference.

speculative gestures

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From 28 June to 5 July 2013 will take place the “Gestes spéculatifs” Colloquium at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-La-Salle, under the direction of Didier Debaise and Isabelle Stengers. The list of invited speakers includes notably Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway and LSTS Chairman Serge Gutwirth. More information (in French) can be found here.