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
On Monday 7 October 2013 Daniel Trottier will deliver a lecture titled 'Police and Social Media : An Overview and Early Assesment', on how police and other law enforcement agencies are facing the challenges and opportunities linked to the emergence of social media platforms. Daniel Trottier is a postdoctoral fellow at the Communication and Media … Continue reading Police and Social Media : An Overview and Early Assesment
An open roundtable titled 'No free lunch on social media', devoted to social media and privacy, will take place on 24 January 2013 (8 pm) at De Markten, in Brussels. Participants include: Jo Pierson, iMinds-SMIT Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), Dominique Deckmyn, De Standaard (BE, Colin J. Bennett, University of Victoria (CA), Rob Heyman, iMinds-SMIT Vrije Universiteit … Continue reading No free lunch on social media
picture by melvisflickr (@flickr) Social media present an exciting platform for people to interact. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc. are considered as public spaces. However, these spaces are controlled by private investors out for profit. Social networking sites blur the lines between personal and public behavior. Whose information are you sharing anyway? Does the technology make … Continue reading CAMPUSTALKS on the ethical limits of (social) media
LSTS researcher Katja De Vries will give a talk entitled “Facebook - virtual yet real” on Wednesday 12th September 2012. Educational and entertaining. Organised by: Uitstraling Permanente Vorming vzw. Starting time: 20:00. Address: Vrijzinnig Centrum Poincaré - Stormestraat 131/18 - 8790 Waregem. More information: here and here.
On the 19th of December the EMSOC-project organizes a debate between 19.00 and 21.00 about the use of social media and the right to privacy (in Dutch). Participants include: Jo Caudron, Dear Media; Paul De Hert, LSTS VUB; Willem Debeuckelaere, CBPL Privacy Commissie; Dominique Deckmyn, De Standaard; Ike Picone, IBBT-SMIT VUB; Bart Lombaerts, Media Marketing; Moderator: Jo Pierson, … Continue reading Sociale media en privacy: Het echte debat op 19 December aan de VUB