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

PHAEDRA I project (2013-2015): closing time

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the PHAEDRA I project (Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion betweEn Data Protection Authorities, 2013-2015) has produced its final publication, constituting also Deliverable D5.3. The project's final book, titled 'Enforcing privacy: lessons from current implementations and perspectives for the future' and edited by VUB-LSTS researches Prof. Dr. … Continue reading PHAEDRA I project (2013-2015): closing time

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

The PHAEDRA project enters its second phase

The PHAEDRA project (Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion betweEn Data Protection Authorities) entered a new phase on 15 January 2015. Growing out of the first PHAEDRA project (2013-2015), PHAEDRA II (2015-2017) will identify and develop practical solutions to improve cooperation between data protection authorities (DPAs). Co-funded by the European Union under its Fundamental Rights & … Continue reading The PHAEDRA project enters its second phase

Privacy Meeting: Brussels – Bangalore

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 … Continue reading Privacy Meeting: Brussels – Bangalore

Launch of the PHAEDRA project on supporting co-operation among data protection authorities

A consortium of four partners from Belgium, the UK, Spain and Poland has initiated a new European project aimed at helping data protection authorities (DPAs) around the world to improve the enforcement of privacy laws. The two-year research project, called PHAEDRA, started in January 2013 and is co-funded by the European Union under its Fundamental … Continue reading Launch of the PHAEDRA project on supporting co-operation among data protection authorities