Privacy Camp 2018: Welcome
Privacy Camp took place on 23 January 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Our theme this year is “speech, settings and [in]security by design”. The event will feature two main tracks. The first will discuss the challenges to freedom of speech online and the potential of a digital public sphere and the second track will focus on the security of devices and infrastructure.
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EDPS-Civil Society Summit 2018
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Digital Privacy – low and high hanging fruits, and how to pick them
The internet is broken and we need to do something about it! Hackers, techies and scientists are working on the different solutions – most of them just fighting the symptoms, instead of curing the roots: Many solutions to protect communication (like email, IM, chats) provide encryption – this protects the actual content of your communication, but the metadata still stays visible (who talks to whom, how much, how often, from which place, etc). Other solutions to protect information- and file sharing (mostly happening through the wold wide web) provide some protection against parties that track you, or obfuscate and hide your presence in the network. All of them work with the current state of the internet that has been designed in the 70-ies.
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Round-table: Government hacking in different national contexts and strategies for challenging surveillance
An increasing number of governments are adopting hacking techniques to facilitate their surveillance activities. Hacking is a particularly novel surveillance technique that raises new challenges. We urgently need to come together as civil society actors from diverse jurisdictions to discuss strategies for challenging or curtailing this power.
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From “old” filter bubbles to political microtargeting
How powerful is the profiling on social media? How to increase its accountability? While filter bubbles are not unique to social networks, we are still far from understanding their mechanics and potential effects on the society. Similar concerns relate to the use of microtargeting in social media…
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Exchange with policy-makers: Government hacking for surveillance
This session will bring European and national policy-makers and experts to discuss emerging efforts to regulate government hacking as a form of surveillance.
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Investigating algorithmic systems: Algorithm auditing
Algorithms are playing a crucial role in all aspects of life from employment decisions, to credit scores to criminal justice processes. They are being used to make very important decisions which have life-changing consequences and these decision-making processes are largely unaudited. An algorithm is a procedure or a formula often used by a computer to solve a problem. Many algorithms are proprietary and secret which hinder investigating them. However, there is a pressing need to study algorithms empirically, especially to test their fairness. This panel will discuss algorithm auditing as a research design and regulatory tool to identify bias and increase algorithmic accountability.
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The use of AI by public authorities
Automated systems are increasingly part of our everyday lives – from scanning faces in airports and train stations, to shopping recommendations, to using facebook posts for insurance purposes. These systems are usually based on massive data collections and profiling which raise concerns that go well beyond the protection of personal data and privacy.
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Strip-searching the internet: upload filters and generalised monitoring of communications
Fuelled by war on terrorism, the fake news debate and the fight against infringing content, there is an increasing stream of legislative proposals across Europe and the globe that invade online privacy and limit digital free speech in the name of law enforcement.
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