Monthly Archives: November 2013

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On Monday 18 November 2013, LSTS members Niels van Dijk and Raphaël Gellert will give a presentation titled ‘A Risk to a Right?” Beyond Data Protection Risk Assessments’ in the context of Metajuridica department’s Research Gatherings. The presentation will deal with the conceptual novelty of ‘a risk to a right’, and with some of the many question it raises several questions: How can policy makers, regulators and lawyers know about risks to fundamental rights and freedoms before a project or a technology is implemented? Who will get to decide what constitutes a risk to a right, and according to which methodologies and principles? Which are the rights and freedoms in this context? The event will take place on Monday 18 November between 12:30 and 14:00 at VUB (room 4C306).


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On 12 November 2013 will take place in Castelló de la Plana (Spain) the ‘International Conference on the Proposal for a European General Data Protection Regulation: The Main Current Challenges for Privacy’.  Organised by Universitat Jaume I, the event will address issues such as the strengthening of individual rights in the Internet Age, globalisation as a challenge for data protection, and the main challenges for privacy. LSTS members Paul de Hert and Gloria González Fuster are among the invited speakers. The full programme is here (pdf).

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LSTS researcher Rosamunde van Brakel has been invited to speak at a workshop on ‘Critical Explorations of Data and Security’ organised by Torin Monahan (UNC Chapel Hill) and Priscilla M. Regan (George Mason University) which will take place November 15-16, 2013 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Rosamunde will give a presentation about the social, ethical and legal issues raised by preemptive surveillance.