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.

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In the context of the 2016 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference, VUB’s Brussels Privacy Hub is organising the event ‘Privacy in the EU and US: A debate between Max Schrems and Peter Swire‘. Swire is Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia institute of Technology; Schrems is the privacy activist behind Europe v Facebook. The debate will take place on 26 January 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU, in Brussels. Participation is free but pre-registration is required by contacting amy.weatherburn (AT) vub.ac.be no later than 22 January 2016. More details here.

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This year’s Computer’s, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference brings to Brussels a series of notable side events. On Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 20:20 (yes!) will take place a PechaKucha, co-organised by Architempo and CPDP: 10 speakers, each speaker has 6 minutes 40 seconds for a presentation in 20 images. Each image is on screen for only 20 seconds. No more, no less. 20 images x 20 seconds each. Tempo, story, tension, show-and-tell. The Brussels format includes designers, architects, artists, scientists, fashion designers photographers, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs. Many will discuss technology and its implications. Some will not. More info here: PechaKucha 26 January 2016.