Taming the Future

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).

3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School

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

IRIS 2018: The automation of privacy- and data protection impact assessments

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

LSTS books of 2017

The Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has assembled its list of most influential readings of 2017. For the second time already, members and affiliated researchers have reflected and share their views on their reading experiences and sources of inspiration, in what is already starting to … Continue reading LSTS books of 2017

New project: Support Training Activities on the Data Protection Reform (STAR)

We are proudly announcing a new research project, STAR: Support Training Activities on the data protection Reform, launched in November 2017 with a kick-off meeting in Budapest. This 24-month project, co-funded by the European Union (EU) under its Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme (2014-2020), is coordinated by the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & … Continue reading New project: Support Training Activities on the Data Protection Reform (STAR)

Vie privée, données personnelles et risques : Quels paramètres pour leur cohabitation à venir ?

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 ?

How to Find (Decent) Privacy-Friendly Games Online? Strategies for Cool Families

How to find cool online games that respect your digital rights? Where to look for them? How to recognise them? Which are the best ones? And how do you make sure nobody is stealing your data while you are at it? 'How to Find (Decent) Privacy-Friendly Games Online? Strategies for Cool Families' is A Privacy … Continue reading How to Find (Decent) Privacy-Friendly Games Online? Strategies for Cool Families

Why Research Integrity Matters to You

In the context of the upcoming PRINTEGER European Conference on Research Integrity: Why Research Integrity Matters to You has been opened a call for papers on the themes of research integrity and scientific misconduct. The Conference, organised by the Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research (PRINTEGER) project, will take place between … Continue reading Why Research Integrity Matters to You