On 12 December 2014, the final conference under the PHAEDRA project will take place in Cracow (Poland). The theme is ‘Enforcing privacy: lessons from current implementations and perspectives for future’. The conference will be addressed to national data protection authorities, selected policy-makers, scientific world, NGOs and media. The goal of the conference is to present the final results of the project and to discuss the outcomes in the wider perspective of cooperation and coordination activities between Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), Privacy Commissioners, and Privacy Enforcement Authorities.
The project ARCADES, ‘Introducing data protection and privacy issues at schools in the European Union (EU)’, has been launched. It aims to bring into EU schools personal data protection and privacy content in order to shape informed and responsible attitudes among school children and teens. This 18-month project, co-funded by the EU, brings together the Bureau of the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (Poland), the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia, the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Hungary) and VUB’s LSTS (Belgium). Read the press-release here.
The book ‘Reforming European Data Protection Law‘, co-edited by Serge Gutwirth, Ronald Leenes and Paul de Hert is out now, published by Springer. It offers readers conceptual analysis as well as thoughtful discussion of issues, practices, and solutions related to privacy and personal data protection, featuring results of the seventh annual International Conference on Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection (CPDP 2014) held in Brussels in January 2014. The complete list of contributions and more information can be found here.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) welcomes the launch of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), an academic privacy research centre with a global focus. Rge BPH wil use its location in the capital of Europe to engage EU policymakers, data protection regulators, the private sector, and NGOs, and to produce innovative, cutting-edge research on important questions of data protection and privacy law and policy. More information in this brochure (pdf) or the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) website.
The 8th edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) International Conference will be held on 21-23 January 2015 in Brussels, and several slots remain open for speakers. The CPDP 2015 Call for Papers is split into two different tracks: one dedicated to experienced researchers, and another PhD students and junior researchers. Contributions are welcome not just from legal academics but also from computer scientists, engineers, social scientists, philosophers, etc. Deadline for submissions: Friday 24 October 2014. More information can be found here.
A call for papers for the international conference ‘Citizens’ Perspectives on Surveillance, Security and Privacy: Controversies, Alternatives and Solutions‘, to take place on 13 and 14 November 2014, in Vienna, has now been published. The event is origanised jointy by the research projects Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS), Public perception of security and privacy: Assessing knowledge, Collecting evidence, Translating research into action (PACT) and Surveillance, Privacy and Security: A large scale participatory assessment of criteria and factors determining acceptability and acceptance of security technologies in Europe (SurPRISE). The deadline for abstract submission is 21 September 2014. The call for abstracts can be accessed here: Call-for-Abstracts- PRISMS Final conference Vienna.
The proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2014) ‘A decade of transformations’ are now available for download here. They include contributions by two LSTS researchers: Anna Moscibroda (‘Territorial limitations in collective management of copyright after CISAC judgements‘) and Gloria González Fuster (‘How uninformed is the average data subject? A quest for benchmarks in EU personal data protection’). More information on IDP 2014 can be found here.