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
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
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
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
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of 'Profiling the European Citizen' (ed. Mireille Hildebrandt and Serge Gutwirth), which brought together lawyers, computer scientists and philosophers around emerging practices of data mining, knowledge discovery in data bases (KDD) and their application in a variety of domains. The title of the book turns out to have been prophetic, … Continue reading 10 Years of ‘Profiling the European Citizen’: Slow Science Seminar
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
The Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) celebrates in 2018 its 15 years of existence. To mark the occasion, we invite all our friends to join us at a special LSTS-café on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at La Tricoterie, from 8:30 pm to 2:00 am, with music … Continue reading LSTS: 15 years of science and fun
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la journée d’étude « Vie privée, données personnelles et risques. Quels paramètres pour leur cohabitation à venir ? » qui se tiendra le 8 décembre 2017 à Paris. Avec l’entrée en vigueur du Règlement Général sur la Protection des Données Personnelles (RGPD) le 28 mai 2018, l’Europe … Continue reading Vie privée, données personnelles et risques : Quels paramètres pour leur cohabitation à venir ?