KnowRight 2016: Data Protection in Practice – call for papers now open

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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.

Major conference topics include:

Implications of the new data protection framework
New data protection package and its implementation challenges
Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default
(Privacy) Impact Assessment
Right to be Forgotten
Big data and data protection
Personality rights vs. freedom of information
Open Government & data protection
Transatlantic data privacy relationships after Schrems case
Data protection and Digital Single Market

Intellectual property (IP)
IP rights & digital market
Modernisation of EU copyright law
IP & data protection

Information security
NIS Directive
Computer crime
Protection against public and private investigation
Data breaches

Other related topics
Digital libraries
Preservation of the digital heritage
Electronic civil society

The Call for Papers is now open. Authors are requested to submit an extended abstract (2 pages appreciated, up to 10 pages) until 1 December 2015, via the conference submission site
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=knowright2016.

The symposium will be a side event of 9th Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference and is organised by VUB-LSTS, Austrian Computer Society OCG, University of Vienna, Centre for Computers and Law, University of Rovaniemi, Institute for Law and Informatics and supported by the GI German Computing Society and the Jagiellonian University, Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Kraków.

Further information on the official website of the KnowRight 2016 conference.

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