Past NGO events for CPDP

UnCamp 2014

Event Agenda
13:30 – 14:00 Welcoming remarks and introduction
14:00 – 15:00 Simon Davies presenting an update of the Saul Alinsky campaigning principles followed by Q&A
15:00 – 15:30 Prof. Paul de Hert (VUB) and Laura Jacques (VUB) on the privacy aspects of drones used for civilian purposes to anticipate the upcoming EU policy steps
15:30 – 16:00 Ciara Burbridge, Parliamentary Advisor to MEP Claude Moraes on the European Parliament’s recent preliminary report on NSA surveillance followed by Q&A
16:00 – 16:30 Open floor discussion with the representatives of the NGOs on the 2014 civil society agenda

UnCamp 2014 took place on 21 January 2014 and was organized by VUB-LSTS and CPDP. The event was supported by EDRi, Access, Panoptykon Foundation, Liga voor Mensenrechten and La Ligue des droits de l’Homme. The event flyer is available here.

2010 European Civil Society Data Protection Award

AEDH (European Association for the Defense of Human rights) and EDRI (European Digital Rights) presented the first European Civil Society Data Protection Award to “PER.SONN.ES (in French), or FAKEFRIENDS.ME (in English).

Launched in July 2009, Per.sonn.es (in French) / Fakefriends.me (in English), is an art project developed by Philippe Rivière, a French webmaster and journalist, aiming at creating the first fake social network on the internet.

“As an art project, Per.sonn.es/Fakefriends.me offers no specific informational section, and bears no other purpose than leading the average user of search engine to experience some discomfort about the too common practice of casually spying on any- and everyone. One can imagine what happens in the mind of search engine users suddenly confronted to fake information matching their request”, says Philippe Rivière.

“Per.sonn.es / Fakefriends.me [is] an original and positive initiative contributing to the visibility and effectiveness of the right to privacy by raising awareness and helping to build conscious critical thinking,” the Jury noted. The Jury was conformed by Pierre Barge (AEDH), Emilie Barrau (BEUC), Aleksejs Dimitrovs (AEDH), Serge Gutwirth (LSTS/VUB), Paul de Hert (LSTS/VUB), Andreas Krisch (EDRI), Meryem Marzouki (EDRI), Yves Poullet (CRID), and Daniel Retureau (EESC).

The ECSDPA winner benefited from a one week lobbying training in Brussels, travel expenses and lodging being fully covered. The ECSDPA initiative, the first of its kind, was made possible thanks to the support of the Law Science Technology & Society Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS-VUB) and The Flemish-Dutch House deBuren.

The award ceremony took place on 28 January 2010 during the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) conference.

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