The Politics of Data Protection

On 6 May 2014 Rocco Bellanova will publicly defend his thesis 'The Politics of Data Protection: What does Data Protection do? A Study of the Interactions between Data Protection and Passenger Name Records Dispositifs', in view of simultaneously becoming Doctor in Political and Social Sciences by the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, and Doctor in Law … Continue reading The Politics of Data Protection

Critical Explorations of Data and Security

LSTS researcher Rosamunde van Brakel has been invited to speak at a workshop on 'Critical Explorations of Data and Security' organised by Torin Monahan (UNC Chapel Hill) and Priscilla M. Regan (George Mason University) which will take place November 15-16, 2013 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Rosamunde will give a presentation about … Continue reading Critical Explorations of Data and Security

Debate on ‘Privacy versus Security’

LSTS researcher Gertjan Boulet moderated a debate on 'Privacy versus Security' organised by Jong VLD Nationaal (the Belgian Young Liberals). The debate took place on 15 October 2013 at the Faculty of Law of Hasselt University (Belgium). The following panellists presented their views on CCTV, ANPR, Prism, big data and digital profiles in law: Raf … Continue reading Debate on ‘Privacy versus Security’

Materialism and World Politics

picture by holia (@flickr) From 20 to 22 October 2012 will take place in London the 2012 Millennium Annual Conference, titled "Materialism and World Politics". LSTS researchers will contribute to the sessions "Of Black Boxes, Dispositifs, and Security" and "Heterogeneous Entanglements & Unstable Technologies", co-organised with Theory Talks. More information can be found here.

Border Surveillance, Frontex and Migration Control

The European Green Party organizes a conference at the European Parliament on Tuesday the 26th of June at the European Parliament on the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR), „Smart Borders“ and EU-PNR.  As core contribution to the conference, Ben Hayes from Statewatch and LSTS researcher Mathias Vermeulen will present the findings of their study „Borderline … Continue reading Border Surveillance, Frontex and Migration Control

Security, Ethics, and Justice: Towards a More Inclusive Security Design

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 … Continue reading Security, Ethics, and Justice: Towards a More Inclusive Security Design

Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) project launched

The PRISMS project will analyse the trade-off model between privacy and security and devise a more evidence-based perspective for reconciling privacy and security, trust and concern. It will examine how technologies aimed at enhancing security are subjecting citizens to an increasing amount of surveillance and, in many cases, causing infringements of privacy and fundamental rights. … Continue reading Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) project launched