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On Wednesday 14 August 2013 two LSTS researchers, Dariusz Kloza and Gertjan Boulet, will give a talk on privacy at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore, India. The Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organization that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government data, free/open source software, open standards, open access to scholarly literature, open educational resources, and open video), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities.

The co-operation with CIS started in 2012 when Malavika Jayaram, partner at Jayaram & Jayaram and fellow at CIS, gave a guest lecture at the VUB-LSTS on 17 December 2012. Her presentation was titled “Constructing the Debate on Privacy: Competing Narratives in the Context of India’s Mammoth Biometric ID project” and was enthusiastically received.

This “Privacy Meeting” will focus on the research conducted at VUB-LSTS, in particular on Privacy Impact Assessment (i.e. the PIAF project), co-operation between data protection authorities (i.e. the PHAEDRA project) as well as big data. One of the main aims of this meeting is to share the research result and to learn the perspective of India with regard to these topics.

More information and draft agenda could be found here.

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