Research projects ‘PHAEDRA’ on cooperation of data protection authorities came to an end

With a set of more than 50 recommendations for the improvement of practical cooperation between data protection authorities, a multi-national research consortium – led by Prof. Dr. Paul De Hert of Vrije Universiteit Brussel – concluded a four-year research initiative in the framework of two projects named “PHAEDRA”. These studies were commissioned and financially supported … Continue reading Research projects ‘PHAEDRA’ on cooperation of data protection authorities came to an end

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LSTS at 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016

Almost as a tradition, the end of February marks each year a visit of VUB-LSTS researchers to the International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS) held in Salzburg, Austria. The bilingual, German-English IRIS has been established as the largest and most important academic conference on computers and law in Austria and Central Europe. This year, Prof. Dr. … Continue reading LSTS at 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016

The impact of the data protection reform on European DPAs cooperation

On 20 July 2015 the PHAEDRA II project consortium published its first deliverable: Authorities' views on the impact of the data protection framework reform on their co-operation in the EU, authored by David Barnard-Wills and David Wright (Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP). This report provides the findings from a series of interviews with senior representatives of … Continue reading The impact of the data protection reform on European DPAs cooperation

PHAEDRA new deliverable and workshops during Berlin Group meeting & APPA Forum

On 6 May 2014, the second workshop on "Challenges and barriers for cooperation and coordination between DPAs" took place as a side event to the 55th meeting of the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (IWGDPT), the so-called Berlin group (5-6 May 2014, Skopje). Members of the PHAEDRA consortium presented the results of the project so far, and representatives … Continue reading PHAEDRA new deliverable and workshops during Berlin Group meeting & APPA Forum

Now online: first (VUB) deliverable for the PHAEDRA project

The PHAEDRA project has published the first part of the second deliverable, which is titled "A compass  towards best elements for cooperation ¨between data protection authorities". The report gives an overview of relevant legislation, networks between data protection authorities (DPAs) and agreements between DPAs. The report also distinguishes different aims of cooperation, and best elements for cooperation between DPAs. The … Continue reading Now online: first (VUB) deliverable for the PHAEDRA project

A Succesful First PHAEDRA Workshop

More than 75 representatives of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), Privacy Commissioners and Privacy Enforcement Authorities around the world registered for the First PHAEDRA Workshop aimed at improving privacy enforcement co-operation and co-ordination, which took place in Warsaw (Poland) on 24 September 2013. The workshop was opened by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Inspector General for Personal Data Protection. The PHAEDRA … Continue reading A Succesful First PHAEDRA Workshop

First workshop on improving cooperation and coordination between data protection authorities

Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (VUB-LSTS), Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP (TRI), Generalny Inspektor Ochrony Danych Osobowych (GIODO) and Universitat Jaume I (UJI) are currently conducting research on improving cooperation and coordination between data protection authorities (DPAs). Our project, undertaken in the framework of the action grants of … Continue reading First workshop on improving cooperation and coordination between data protection authorities