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

Imge Ozcan Imge.Ozcan at vub.ac.be
Wed Nov 4 10:01:24 PST 2015

Dear all,

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Thank you!

Imge Ozcan on behalf of the Privacy Camp team



Save the Date: Privacy Camp on 26 January 2016 in Brussels, 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?” 


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  <https://privacycampbrussels.wordpress.com/>
website in December 2015 for more information, including registration


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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