The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, will host a mini-seminar on impact assessments between law and regulation on Monday, 15 June 2015.
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This mini-seminar will deal with new uses of impact assessments, for instance dealing with risks to rights and freedoms posed by new digital technologies. It will pose the question of who should get to perform such assessments, drawing upon whose expertise, and how interdisciplinary teams should come together in the making of assessments of future risks. It especially targetes the domains between law and regulatory activities, and asks whether the two are increasingly becoming conflated. The mini-seminar will proceed by brief presentations followed by questions and discussions.
The presentations will draw upon the recently finished EPINET project (Integrated Assessment of Societal Impacts of Emerging Science and Technology from within Epistemic Networks; 2012-2015), of which Kjetil Rommetveit was the lead investigator, and VUB-LSTS researcher Dariusz Kloza’s recently co-authored book on Smart Grid Security.
13:00 – 13:15: Introduction
13:15 – 14:00: Dariusz Kloza (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB): Doing impact assessments in H2020 research projects
14:15 – 15:00: Kjetil Rommetveit (SVT) and Dariusz Kloza (VUB): Data protection impact assessments and the EU’s Better Regulations Package
Further information: http://www.uib.no/en/svt/89368/impact-assessments-between-law-and-regulation
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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 with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government data, free/open source software, open standards, open access to scholarly literature, open educational resources, and open video), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities.
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The PIAF project has come to an end. Since January 2011, for 22 months, the consortium comprising Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (VUB-LSTS), Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP and Privacy International has conducted research on privacy impact assessment for the European Commission’s Directorate-General Justice.
On the occasion of publication of the final deliverable on the recommendations for a PIA policy for the EU (December 2012), edited by Paul De Hert, Dariusz Kloza and David Wright, the consortium has issued the following press release:
PIAF consortium releases final report:
Privacy impact assessments should be mandatory and engage stakeholders
19 Dec 2012
Privacy impact assessments should be mandatory and must engage stakeholders in the process, says a consortium in its final report to the European Commission after a multi-country research project.
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (VUB-LSTS), Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP and Privacy International have been conducting research on PIA for the European Commission’s Directorate-General Justice. Our project is called PIAF: A Privacy Impact Assessment Framework for Data Protection and Privacy Rights. You can find more details on http://www.piafproject.eu.
The goal of our workshops for national data protection authorities and selected policy-makers is to share the findings and conclusions of our research. The first workshop took place in Brussels on 12 October 2011 and was devoted to mapping the best elements of existing PIA frameworks. The second workshop took place in Sopot, Poland on 24 April 2012 and focused on the empirical research on contextual factors affecting the introduction of PIA frameworks in EU Member States, gathered as a result of a questionnaire survey of data protection authorities in the EU.
The final conference will take place in Brussels on Thursday, 27 September 2012, from 09:00 till 13:00. Please find the draft agenda attached. The workshop materials will be circulated in a digital form up to one week in advance. Please also note that the views and opinions expressed in this workshop are solely those of the authors.
Participation is free of charge. Due to a limited number of places, please register by sending an e-mail to Dariusz Kloza (VUB-LSTS) at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, 21 September 2012.