Vacancies for doctoral students at LSTS

LSTS is looking for motivated researchers to join its research units on: (a) human-robot collaboration and personal data protection law (application deadline: 15 July 2018), (b) smart technologies (energy and transport) and personal data protection law (application deadline: 15 July 2018), (c) data protection and privacy impact assessments (application deadline: 15 July 2018), and (d) … Continue reading Vacancies for doctoral students at LSTS

Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy

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

10 Years of ‘Profiling the European Citizen’: Slow Science Seminar

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

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