Antonin Margier (Université de Lille 1) and Lucas Melgaço (LSTS, VUB) have launched a call for articles for a themed issues of Urban Environment (2016): Today, the 'right to the city' has become a key concept, a motto, in both academic circles and in social movements and public policies. The so-called accessibility of the city … Continue reading Whose Right to the City?
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the PHAEDRA I project (Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion betweEn Data Protection Authorities, 2013-2015) has produced its final publication, constituting also Deliverable D5.3. The project's final book, titled 'Enforcing privacy: lessons from current implementations and perspectives for the future' and edited by VUB-LSTS researches Prof. Dr. … Continue reading PHAEDRA I project (2013-2015): closing time
LSTS welcomed today the first of its Ad-hoc Meetings series, devoted to issues of special interest for LSTS researchers. This first meeting discussed the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 6 October 2015, also known as 'Schrems'. Read the full judgment here.
Lucas Melgaço (CRiS-VUB) and Jeffrey Monaghan (University of Ottawa) have launched a call for chapters for a book on protests in the information age. Potential authors are invited to sumbit paper proposals on topics such as, yet not limited to: surveillance of public demonstrations (including technologies like CCTV, body cams, drones and so on; the … Continue reading Protests in the Information Age: Social Movements, Digital Practices and Surveillance
On 21 October 2015 in Vienna, Austria, LSTS researchers Dr Niels van Dijk and Dariusz Kloza will give an opening lecture at the Cybersecurity Lecture Series 2015, organised by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the Technische Universität Wien. The lecture, titled "Seven deadly sins against privacy and personal data protection in the (European) smart grids … Continue reading Seven deadly sins against privacy and personal data protection in the (European) smart grids roll-out