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Titled ‘Privacy in Times of Smart Surveillance: Conference on Ethics and Rights as Standards for European Surveillance practices‘, the final Conference of the SAPIENT project (Supporting fundamental rights, prIvacy and ethics in surveillance technologies) will take place on 1st and 2nd July 2014 at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in Brussels. The programme is available here.

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The EU-funded Privacy and Emerging Technologies (PRESCIENT) project is hosting an international conference in Berlin from 27 to 28 November 2012 to provide a forum for the discussion of new approaches to assess the ethical and privacy impacts of emerging technologies. Topics of interest include, inter alia, privacy, ethical and surveillance impact assessment; innovation (in the context of emerging technologies) and trade-offs against social equity; ethical issues raised by emerging technologies; privacy by design; foresight; scenarios; the (in)adequacies of existing legal frameworks in addressing the social impacts of emerging technologies, and key challenges facing regulators in the face of emerging technologies. Deadline for abstracts is 10 October 2012. The full call for papers is available here.

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In the context of the International Conference “Security, Ethics, and Justice: Towards a More Inclusive Security Design“, to take place in Tübingen (Germany) from 21 to 23 June 2012, LSTS Researchers Rocco Bellanova and Gloria González Fuster will give a presentation titled “On the politics of disappearance: the body scanner setting“. More information can be found here.