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).
How to find cool online games that respect your digital rights? Where to look for them? How to recognise them? Which are the best ones? And how do you make sure nobody is stealing your data while you are at it? ‘How to Find (Decent) Privacy-Friendly Games Online? Strategies for Cool Families’ is A Privacy & Cake ‘Bring Your Own Device & Child’ Workshop that will unlock all these questions, hoping somebody will kindly help us to answer them. It will take place on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 14:15–15:30, in a session promoted by LSTS and Privacy Salon the context of Freedom Not Fear event, and will be animated by Gloria González Fuster and Rosamunde Van Brakel. Please note that this workshop welcomes children who love to play, parents who love their children and their privacy, volunteers bringing cake, family and friends in general and especially suggestions for games, tools and ideas on how to find the best privacy-friendly games on line.
Under 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.
The ARCADES Project, concerned with Introducing Data Protection and Privacy at Schools in the European Union, will held its Final Conference in Barcelona on 4 March 2016. The conference is co-hosted by Eticas Research & Consulting and APDCAT (Catalan DPA). The project’s objective is to provide a useful tool for teachers of any EU school wishing to educate children and teenagers about privacy and personal data protection, in the form of a handbook. A joint workshop will be offered by the CNIL (French DPA) to discuss a draft Guide on competitions. The event is free, but registration is required. For further information, please find here the Invitation-ARCADES and the provisional agenda.
The ARCADES project has published its first report, a state-of-the-art review about teaching about data protection and privacy at schools in the European Union co-authored by LSTS researchers Gloria González Fuster, Paul De Hert and Dariusz Kloza. You can download the report here (pdf). More information at the ARCADES project website.
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.