[IRPCoalition] Save the Date: Privacy Camp on 26 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium

Imge Ozcan Imge.Ozcan at vub.ac.be
Wed Nov 4 19:02:24 EET 2015


Save the Date: Privacy Camp on 26 January 2016 in Brussels, <https://privacycampbrussels.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/save-the-date-privacy-camp-on-26-january-2016-in-brussels-belgium/>  Belgium

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Privacy Camp, the pre-CPDP <http://www.cpdpconferences.org/>  civil society meeting jointly organised by EDRi <https://edri.org/> , VUB-LSTS <http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/>  and USL-B <http://www.usaintlouis.be/> . Our theme this year is: “The multiple ways of (de/self-) regulation: What is at stake for human rights?” 

Please save the date in your calendars and send us your logo if you wish to support the event.

Date: 26 January 2016, 9.00 – 17.30
Location: Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles, Rue du Marais 119, 1000 Brussels
Agenda: Coming soon on https://privacycampbrussels.wordpress.com/

EU policy-makers are frequently yielding to business pressure to reduce ‘burdensome’ regulation which are in place to protect the citizens. The last few years have seen an intensifying push in the EU to undermine regulations, with the TTIP negotiations and the blocking of Data Protection Reform being the most striking examples. The narratives of ‘economic growth’, ‘competitiveness’ and ‘innovation’ mostly fronted by big tech companies are offered as the justification for this trend towards forms of ‘deregulation’ and ‘self-regulation’. 

These rhetorics have been taken up and advanced to shape policy decisions and marginalise regulatory oversight. Whose interests are reflected in such discourses and in the initiatives of ‘smart regulation’, ‘cutting red tape’ and ‘openness’? What are the fallacies of reliance on self-regulatory regimes in the wake of sweeping surveillance programmes and the CJEU’s safe harbour ruling? The upcoming edition of Privacy Camp aims to unpack the current deregulatory agenda to analyse its claims, promises and discontents, and chart its main implications for civil and human rights.

Please check the Privacy Camp website <https://privacycampbrussels.wordpress.com/>  in December 2015 for more information, including registration details.

Privacy Camp is a civil society warm-up event for CPDP <http://www.cpdpconferences.org/> , dedicated to privacy and data protection challenges and possibilities in Europe. The event brings together digital rights advocates, members of NGOs, civil rights groups as well as academics from all around Europe and beyond to discuss the problems currently facing human rights online and develop strategies to address the key challenges.


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