Windows of the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Gary T. Marx, Professor Emeritus of sociology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently Visiting Professor at VUB, will present on 17th February 2014 a public lecture entitled 'Windows of the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology'.  Professor Marx will illustrate how and why surveillance is neither good nor bad. The … Continue reading Windows of the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Can We Talk about Biosocial Criminology?

On 6th February 2014 will take place at VUB a full day seminar with Prof. Dr. Nikolas Rose, from King’s College London. This expert seminar will fuel contemporary academic debate about biosocial criminology which has been raised in particular by recent scientific findings in fields other than criminology, such as biology, genetics and neuroscience. The … Continue reading Can We Talk about Biosocial Criminology?

Final Programme CPDP2014

This week from 22-24 January 2014 the 7th edition of the international conference Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP2014) will take place. The programme is now finalised! Please download the full programme (PDF) here. If you have not registered yet, please do not hesitate to register now!

Back to the Future? Undercover Police, Citizen Cops and Corporate Spies

With all the focus on an ever expanding array of high-tech and “big data” based forms of surveillance it is easy to forget that traditional forms of covert surveillance and human intelligence gathering remain challenged and can be as privacy-invasive. Recent exposés of undercover policing in Britain and the USA and corporate espionage against NGOs … Continue reading Back to the Future? Undercover Police, Citizen Cops and Corporate Spies

Cops and Robbers, Nuts and Sluts: Five Decades as a Member of the Chattering Classes Trying to Do Good by Using Words

Gary T. Marx, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at MIT, will be a visiting scholar at VUB's LSTS and Research Group Crime and Society (CRiS) from 20th January to 2nd March 2014. Marx's visit will be launched with the talk 'Cops and Robbers, Nuts and Sluts: Five Decades as a Member of the Chattering Classes Trying … Continue reading Cops and Robbers, Nuts and Sluts: Five Decades as a Member of the Chattering Classes Trying to Do Good by Using Words

UNCAMP 2014

UNCAMP 2014, the NGO event on privacy & surveillance organised annually in conjunction with the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection International Conference, will take place on 21st January 2014. UNCAMP 2014 will bring together privacy advocates and members of NGOs to discuss privacy protection and surveillance in the digital age, and, more concretely, to develop … Continue reading UNCAMP 2014