Monthly Archives: November 2015


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A blog post titled ‘Beyond the GDPR, above the GDPR‘, by LSTS Researcher Gloria Gonz├ílez Fuster, has been published by the Internet Policy Review: ‘As the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Council and the European Parliament seems to be approaching fast, there are some good news to report: the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has in the meantime taken advantage of the lengthy discussions surrounding it to firmly assert the fundamental rights dimension of EU personal data protection law. And it has done so in a clear and compelling manner. Well, almost.’ Read the full text here.


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It is our great pleasure to announce that on 26 January 2016 the VUB-LSTS will be hosting the 10th-anniversarity edition International Conference on the Interaction of Knowledge Rights, Data Protection and Communication KnowRight 2016.

KnowRight conferences have been held since 1995; KnowRight 2016 is already the 10th. It will focus on the interaction between data protection, intellectual property rights, ethical issues, civil society and information technology. Due to its origins as an Intellectual Property (IP) and privacy conference of a computing society, technological solutions to legal challenges are a main aim.

KnowRight is a platform between business, civil society and administration organised and mediated by academia, for discussing and finding solutions on the new challenges for rights on information and knowledge, taking into account new technologies in the context of the Knowledge and Network Society and a progressively digital market and environment. The main topic of KnowRight2016 is: Data Protection in Practice.

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