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arcades_handbook_cover_smallUnder the framework of the ARCADES research project, for the past 18 months, three European data protection authorities (DPAs) – from Poland, Hungary and Slovenia – as well as the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) have looked for best practices in teaching privacy and personal data protection at schools. This common endeavour has resulted in a series of academic reports and articles, three seminars for teachers, three national contests for the best lesson plan and a final conference in Barcelona. The most recent deed, ‘The European Handbook for Teaching Privacy and Data Protection at Schools’, edited by Prof. Dr. Gloria González Fuster (VUB-LSTS) and Dariusz Kloza, LLM (VUB-LSTS & PRIO), was released in July 2016 in four linguistic versions: English, Polish, Hungarian and Slovenian.

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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.