The Algorithms and Society Workshop: a great succes

The Algorithms and Society Workshop organized by LSTS and Privacy Salon, supported by Open Society Foundations was a great success! It took place on Monday 10 December 2018 at the VUB. It attracted 40 participants from all over Europe including academics, civil society, journalists and practitioners to discuss the impact of algorithms on society. The … Continue reading The Algorithms and Society Workshop: a great succes

Call for Contributions – Algorithms & Society Workshop

A workshop organised by Privacy Salon & Law Science Technology and Society (LSTS), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, supported by Open Society Foundations. The workshop will take place Monday 10 December 2018 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. This call is primarily aimed at academic researchers, civil society representatives, journalists and practitioners working in the area. … Continue reading Call for Contributions – Algorithms & Society Workshop

Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond

The edited volume Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond which is co-edited by LSTS researcher Rosamunde van Brakel is out now with Routledge! The volume includes chapters by LSTS researchers Rosamunde van Brakel on 'The emergence of identity cards in Belgium and its colonies' and Lucas Melgaço on 'Brazilian universities under surveillance: Information control … Continue reading Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond

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

Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation

On Wednesday evening 23 January 2013 Professor David Lyon (Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre, Queens University, Canada) will present his new book Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation, which he co-authored with Zygmunt Bauman (Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Leeds, United Kingdom). The presentation will be followed by a lively roundtable discussion moderated by William Webster, University of Stirling (UK) with the following … Continue reading Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation

Surveilling Surveillance

LSTS researchers Antonella Galetta & Rosamunde van Brakel are both giving presentations at the SMART Policy workshop 'Surveilling Surveillance' in Florence this Wednesday 26 September 2012. Antonella will discuss the relation between surveilance technologies and the presumption of innocence, and Rosamunde will examine the ethical and social consequences of behaviour detecting smart video surveillance systems as … Continue reading Surveilling Surveillance