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On Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 17h00 till 19h00 the Muntpunt in Brussels will host a book launch and an evening debate on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy. This book, co-edited by Dan Svantesson and Dariusz Kloza, is a fruit of collaboration of 30 authors from all over the world, who have provided their views on (the protection of) data privacy in relations between Europe and Americas as a challenge for democracy, the rule of law (Rechtsstaat) and fundamental rights.

This book includes contributors of international stature who deal with Snowden and Safe Harbour, but also go beyond them to address some of the key topics affecting privacy at the international level. The topics are timely and the authors highly qualified, and the book will be of interest to anyone interested in privacy and data protection law and policy” – recommended Dr Christopher Kuner, Co-Director of the Brussels Privacy Hub.

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The LIBE Committee of the European Parliament has just published the study “Big Data and Smart Devices and their Impact on Privacy“, authored by LSTS researcher Gloria González Fuster and Amandine Scherrer, under the coordination of the Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits, Liberté et Sécurité (CCLS) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Download it here (pdf).

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On Wednesday 14 August 2013 two LSTS researchers, Dariusz Kloza and Gertjan Boulet, will give a talk on privacy at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore, India. The Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organization that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government data, free/open source software, open standards, open access to scholarly literature, open educational resources, and open video), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities.

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On 25 and 26 June 2013 will take place in Barcelona the 9th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2013), devoted to ‘Big Data: Challenges & Opportunities’. The event’s first day will include amongs its highlights a keynote by Mireille Hildebrandt (‘Slaves of Big Data. Are we?‘), and the presentation by LSTS researcher Irina Baraliuc of a paper titled ‘Intellectual Privacy: A Fortress for the Individual User?’. Information on how to register can be found here.