Dreams Rewired

In the context of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 2017 Conference will be screened the film 'Dreams Rewired', by Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode. Originally titled 'Mobilisierung der Träume', the film explores through a montage of films from the 1880s to the 1930s how cinema echoed ancient fears that the telephone … Continue reading Dreams Rewired

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Speaking Law to Power: secrets, spies and cowboys in a data-driven world

On 28th June 2016 Mireille Hildebrandt will speak at contemporary art centre Wiels on her recent book 'Smart Technologies and the End(s) of Law. Novel Entanglements of Law and Technology' (the paperback just came out with Edward Elgar). The lecture will discuss the implications of the 'new digital unconscious' that forms the playground for both … Continue reading Speaking Law to Power: secrets, spies and cowboys in a data-driven world

Paul Quinn on migration

The Guardian has published a piece titled 'Romanian and Bulgarian migration stirs up ancient, dark parts of the brain: Populist politicians' attempts to fan the flames of hatred rely on our hardwired suspicion of outsiders', written by LSTS researcher Paul Quinn. Read it here.

Debate on ‘Privacy versus Security’

LSTS researcher Gertjan Boulet moderated a debate on 'Privacy versus Security' organised by Jong VLD Nationaal (the Belgian Young Liberals). The debate took place on 15 October 2013 at the Faculty of Law of Hasselt University (Belgium). The following panellists presented their views on CCTV, ANPR, Prism, big data and digital profiles in law: Raf … Continue reading Debate on ‘Privacy versus Security’

Surveillance, Fighting Crime and Violence: IRISS report published

The IRISS project has recently published a report entitled Surveillance, Fighting Crime and Violence. First of several deliverables, it analyses the factors underpinning the development and use of surveillance systems and technologies, their implications, social and economic costs and impacts on civil liberties, fundamental rights and ethical aspects. The IRISS consortium has identified specific trends … Continue reading Surveillance, Fighting Crime and Violence: IRISS report published

Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) project launched

The PRISMS project will analyse the trade-off model between privacy and security and devise a more evidence-based perspective for reconciling privacy and security, trust and concern. It will examine how technologies aimed at enhancing security are subjecting citizens to an increasing amount of surveillance and, in many cases, causing infringements of privacy and fundamental rights. … Continue reading Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) project launched