– UnConference on Privacy and Data Protection

By EDRi · December 22, 2011

24 January 2012


The is an event in Brussels on privacy and data protection challenges and possibilities in Europe, launched by European Digital Rights (EDRi), the Law, Science, Technology and Society research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB-LSTS) and the Facult├ęs universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL).

This event is a free-to-attend pre-conference of
Computers, Privacy & Data Protection, 25 26 27 January 2012.

Facultes universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL)
Rue du Marais 119
1000 Brussels

24 January 2012. The event starts at 10:00 and finishes at 17:30.
If you want to organise a workshop, please be on time
since we will establish the schedule at 10:30.

How to participate?
If you want to participate or organize a session, we invite you to enter our conversations by sending an email to kirsten(dot)fiedler(at)edri(dot)org.
Further details on the event can be found here.

Here’s a first draft schedule.


Sneak preview: One slot will focus on a “Civil society consultation on the modernisation of CoE Convention 108”:

The Council of Europe has been working on the modernisation of Convention 108 for over a year now. After a general public consultation carried out last year with a view to collect stakeholders’ views on what the modernisation should tackle, a first revised version of Convention 108 was discussed last December in Strasbourg by the Consultative Committee of Convention 108. Further to that first reading, a new draft has just been issued, to be once again discussed by all stakeholders. The Privacy camp is the ideal occasion to exchange views and ideas on the proposed text.

Marie Georges, independent expert contributing to the work of the Council of Europe will be presenting the modernisation exercise and proposals. Jorg Polakiewicz, Head of the Human Rights Policy and Development Department will answer your questions. Meryem Marzouki, (EDRi/IRIS) will be reporting the content of this consultation to the CPDP session of Friday 27 January at 2pm.
The current text of Convention 108 and the proposed changes are to be found here: