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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. Paul De Hert, Antonella Galetta and Dariusz (Darek) Kloza will partake in the 19th edition thereof, which will take place on 25-27 February 2016 and which is devoted to the concept of “Networks”.

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The Call for Papers for the fifth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), to be hosted by the Birkbeck Department of Law on 24 and 25 June 2016, has now been published. The Conference is composed of different thematic streams, such as ‘Data as Things: Dis/assembling the Stuff of Data and Data’s Coming to Matter’, jointly organised by Claudia Aradau, Rocco Bellanova and Gloria González Fuster and inviting participants to apprehend data as an object of inquiry and a matter of concern. Submissions should be received by the 28th March 2016. More information can be found at the LCCT2016 website and in the LCCT2016 Call for Papers.

 

 

5108111856_b8e8aa3c8cThe multiple ways of (de/self-) regulation: What is at stake for human rights?‘ is the title of this year’s already announced Privacy Camp, taking place on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at Université Saint-Louis (Rue du Marais 119, Brussels) as a pre-CPDP event. Please check the very interesting programme, now online, and make sure you register by 22 January 2016 contacting Imge.Ozcan AT vub.ac.be. Priority will be given to members of NGOs and civil rights groups. Participation is free. All info here.

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In the context of the 2016 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference will be celebrated the Data Privacy Day 2016, with a Symposium in the evening of Thursday 28 January 2016 (19.00-22.00) and a Workshop during Friday 29 January 2016 (10.00–19.00). The Symposium will bring together artists working on issues related to privacy and surveillance, and the Workshop, animated by Mario de Vega and Victor Mazón Gardoqui, will focus on data traffic and wireless communications. The programme is curated by Bogomir Doringer with the support of CPDP and PrivacySalon. Entrance is free. More info is available here.

democracy_plakat_72dpi-350x0The 2016 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference will welcome as side event the screening of the movie ‘Democracy – Im Rausch der Daten(with English subtitles), a documentary providing a deep insight into the political battle for a new data protection law for the European Union. The screening will be accompanied by a discussion with director David Bernet, and Jan Philipp Albrecht and Viviane Reding, both Members of the European Parliament. When? 27 January 2016 at 7pm. Where? Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels. Please register contacting info@privacysalon.org. More info here.

orwell-1984-x-16-d Coinciding with the 2016 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference -between 27 and 29 January 2016, in Brussels- will take place the exhibition ‘Privacy in Art: George Orwell 1984‘. The event, organised by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in collaboration with Privacy Salon and Maison des Arts (Service de la Culture Française)  will introduce IAPP’s collection of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four copies and ephemera related to the book. Location: Maison des Arts, Chaussée d’Haecht 147, 1030 Schaerbeek. Find more info here or through Facebook.