Exploring the Privacy / Data Protection Connection

For already almost 20 years, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (EU) has distinguished the rights to privacy and data protection as two fundamental rights – one established by its Article 7, and the second by Article 8. This approach represented a clear innovation compared to the Council of Europe, where both … Continue reading Exploring the Privacy / Data Protection Connection

3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School

Between 25 and 29 June 2018 will take place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) the 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School, organised by the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH). Under the title 'Putting the GDPR into Practice & in Context', it will equip participants to adequately tackle the implementation of the General Data Protection … Continue reading 3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School

IRIS 2018: The automation of privacy- and data protection impact assessments

In line with an established tradition that the members of VUB-LSTS partake in the Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion IRIS, our Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab) will organise - at the upcoming, 21st edition of the IRIS conference - a panel dedicated to the automation of privacy- and data protection impact assessments. The … Continue reading IRIS 2018: The automation of privacy- and data protection impact assessments

LSTS books of 2017

The Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has assembled its list of most influential readings of 2017. For the second time already, members and affiliated researchers have reflected and share their views on their reading experiences and sources of inspiration, in what is already starting to … Continue reading LSTS books of 2017

Vie privée, données personnelles et risques : Quels paramètres pour leur cohabitation à venir ?

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la journée d’étude « Vie privée, données personnelles et risques. Quels paramètres pour leur cohabitation à venir ? » qui se tiendra le 8 décembre 2017 à Paris. Avec l’entrée en vigueur du Règlement Général sur la Protection des Données Personnelles (RGPD) le 28 mai 2018, l’Europe … Continue reading Vie privée, données personnelles et risques : Quels paramètres pour leur cohabitation à venir ?

How to Find (Decent) Privacy-Friendly Games Online? Strategies for Cool Families

How to find cool online games that respect your digital rights? Where to look for them? How to recognise them? Which are the best ones? And how do you make sure nobody is stealing your data while you are at it? 'How to Find (Decent) Privacy-Friendly Games Online? Strategies for Cool Families' is A Privacy … Continue reading How to Find (Decent) Privacy-Friendly Games Online? Strategies for Cool Families

Public Privacy

On Monday 11th September 2017 Mathias Vermeulen will publicly defend at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) his PhD thesis 'Public Privacy: A European Fundamental Rights Analysis Of The Right To Private Life In An Age Of Smartphones, Drones And Social Media'. The defense will take place at 16:00 in auditorium D0.08. Please find the official … Continue reading Public Privacy

Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy: book launch & evening debate

On Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 17h00 till 19h00 the Muntpunt in Brussels will host a book launch and an evening debate on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy. This book, co-edited by Dan Svantesson and Dariusz Kloza, is a fruit of collaboration of 30 authors from all over the world, who have provided … Continue reading Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy: book launch & evening debate

Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Conceptual Change in the Digital Age

On Tuesday 13 June 2017 researcher Jake Slosser, of the University of Kent, will give a presentation titled 'Understanding European Data Privacy Law: Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Conceptual Change in the Digital Age'. His work investigates the journey from privacy of the home and body to digital privacy using the guiding hand of cognitive linguistics; … Continue reading Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Conceptual Change in the Digital Age