Research projects ‘PHAEDRA’ on cooperation of data protection authorities came to an end

With a set of more than 50 recommendations for the improvement of practical cooperation between data protection authorities, a multi-national research consortium – led by Prof. Dr. Paul De Hert of Vrije Universiteit Brussel – concluded a four-year research initiative in the framework of two projects named “PHAEDRA”. These studies were commissioned and financially supported … Continue reading Research projects ‘PHAEDRA’ on cooperation of data protection authorities came to an end

The European Handbook for Teaching Privacy and Data Protection at Schools

Under the framework of the ARCADES research project, for the past 18 months, three European data protection authorities (DPAs) – from Poland, Hungary and Slovenia – as well as the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) have looked for best practices in teaching privacy and personal … Continue reading The European Handbook for Teaching Privacy and Data Protection at Schools

LSTS at 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016

Almost as a tradition, the end of February marks each year a visit of VUB-LSTS researchers to the International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS) held in Salzburg, Austria. The bilingual, German-English IRIS has been established as the largest and most important academic conference on computers and law in Austria and Central Europe. This year, Prof. Dr. … Continue reading LSTS at 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016

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

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

PHAEDRA I project (2013-2015): closing time

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

The impact of the data protection reform on European DPAs cooperation

On 20 July 2015 the PHAEDRA II project consortium published its first deliverable: Authorities' views on the impact of the data protection framework reform on their co-operation in the EU, authored by David Barnard-Wills and David Wright (Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP). This report provides the findings from a series of interviews with senior representatives of … Continue reading The impact of the data protection reform on European DPAs cooperation