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It is our great pleasure to announce that on 26 January 2016 the VUB-LSTS will be hosting the 10th-anniversarity edition International Conference on the Interaction of Knowledge Rights, Data Protection and Communication KnowRight 2016.

KnowRight conferences have been held since 1995; KnowRight 2016 is already the 10th. It will focus on the interaction between data protection, intellectual property rights, ethical issues, civil society and information technology. Due to its origins as an Intellectual Property (IP) and privacy conference of a computing society, technological solutions to legal challenges are a main aim.

KnowRight is a platform between business, civil society and administration organised and mediated by academia, for discussing and finding solutions on the new challenges for rights on information and knowledge, taking into account new technologies in the context of the Knowledge and Network Society and a progressively digital market and environment. The main topic of KnowRight2016 is: Data Protection in Practice.

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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.

nielsphd On Friday 24 May 2013 LSTS researcher Niels Van Dijk will publicly defend his PhD ‘Grounds of the immaterial. A transversal approach of legal philosophy in intellectual rights’, co-promoted by Prof. Dr. M. Hildebrandt and Prof. Dr. S. Gutwirth. The defence will take place at 5pm in Room D.0.08, at VUB. More information can be found in the official invitation (pdf).