For already almost 20 years, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (EU) has distinguished the rights to privacy and data protection as two fundamental rights – one established by its Article 7, and the second by Article 8. This approach represented a clear innovation compared to the Council of Europe, where both … Continue reading Exploring the Privacy / Data Protection Connection
Every year the researchers of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) review some of the books that have influenced the most their (academic) lives. Here are our best reads of 2018, listed in strict alphabetical order. Albertine, Viv, To Throw Away Unopened (Faber & Faber 2018) … Continue reading LSTS books of 2018
On 23 October 2018, the Brussels Privacy Hub and the International Committee of the Red Cross hosted a side event at the 40th edition of the annual International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC). The event launched the working series to update the Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action (Handbook) which was … Continue reading Next steps for the Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action
The call for papers for the upcoming 6th volume in European Integration and Democracy series, devoted to challenges for democracy, the rule of law and the respect for fundamental rights, posed by contemporary disinformation practices and digital media, has now been published [PDF 247 KB]. The planned book is a joint endeavour of the Centre for … Continue reading Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy
On Monday 23 April 2018 LSTS researcher Rosamunde van Brakel will publicly defend her PhD thesis 'Taming The Future: A Rhizomatic Analysis of the Unintended Consequences of Pre-Emptive Surveillance of Children'. The defence will take place in Room D.2.01 (VUB Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus) at 13:00. Please find the official invitation here (pdf).
Between 25 and 29 June 2018 will take place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) the 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School, organised by the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH). Under the title 'Putting the GDPR into Practice & in Context', it will equip participants to adequately tackle the implementation of the General Data Protection … Continue reading 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School
In line with an established tradition that the members of VUB-LSTS partake in the Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion IRIS, our Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab) will organise - at the upcoming, 21st edition of the IRIS conference - a panel dedicated to the automation of privacy- and data protection impact assessments. The … Continue reading IRIS 2018: The automation of privacy- and data protection impact assessments