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Workshop on the Directive for Data Protection in the Police and Justice Sectors
1 February 2016, Leuven, Belgium

The Law Faculty of KU Leuven hosts a workshop to discuss aspects of the Directive for Data Protection in the Police and Justice Sectors which was agreed upon by the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council on 15 December 2015.


Annual Privacy Forum
7-8 October 2015, Luxemburg

The Department of the Computer Science and the Center for IT and IP Law of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven organizes and chairs a special session on Multidisciplinary Aspects of Privacy by Design at the Annual Privacy Forum 2015 organized by ENISA, EC DG Connect, and the University of Luxemburg.


Annual Privacy Forum
7-8 October 2015, Luxemburg

The Department of the Computer Science and the Center for IT and IP Law of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven organizes and chairs a special session on Multidisciplinary Aspects of Privacy by Design at the Annual Privacy Forum 2015 organized by ENISA, EC DG Connect, and the University of Luxemburg.


PARIS Tribute to Caspar Bowden
1961 - 2015
The members of the PARIS project regret the loss of Caspar Bowden, who died on July 9, 2015. His career was dedicated to the protection of privacy since the early 1990's.

Mr. Bowden was a British privacy advocate who co-founded the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) in May 1998. He became its first director, earning the Winston award in 2000 for his work against the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.  He served as Senior Privacy Strategist for Europe, the Middle East and Africa until 2004, and became Chief Privacy Adviser for 40 countries in 2005. In 2012, prior to the Snowden leaks, he authored the "Note on Privacy and Cloud Computing," forewarning that the USA utilised European reliance on cloud computing services to monitor its data.  The obituary in The Guardian presents many aspects of his career in more detail.

Mr. Bowden collaborated with several PARIS partners, in particular in previous projects such as GST FP6 on Global System for Telematics Enabling On-line Safety Services and PRECIOSA FP6 on Privacy in Intelligent Transport Systems. We are grateful for his insightful remarks.


2nd IPEN Workshop
5 June 2015, Leuven, Belgium
The PARIS project is partially financing the second IPEN Workshop on Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Surveillance Technologies.  The Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) was formed in 2014 by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The event is hosted by the Law Faculty of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.


Workshop on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of Surveillance Technologies
13 March 2015, Namur, Belgium
The Centre de Recherche, Information, Droit, et Société (CRIDS) of the Univeristy of Namur hosts a Workshop on Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Surveillance Technologies that addresses the issues raised by technological innovation and scientific research. It includes the ethical, legal and social issues raised by technological innovation and scientific research, with an emphasis on surveillance and security technologies.


Workshop on Cultures of Accountability: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Current and Future Accountability Mechanisms
13 November 2014, Leuven, Belgium
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT /Centre for Intellectual Proprety Rights (ICRI/CIR) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and iMinds organize a workshop on accountability. It is supported by the research projects SPION and PARIS.  It brings together 36 experts from academia, international organisations, civil society, privacy enforcement authorities, and industry. Its objective is to further the debate regarding the role of accountability in data protection regulation. KU Leuven provides a report on the workshop.  


Article on Privacy Protective Surveillance
2 August 2014
The PARIS project is mentioned in an article on the PrivacyGo website about Privacy Protective Surveillance (PPS), which is a privacy-integrated design for intelligence agencies charged with protecting national security.  PARIS is a research venture into alternative surveillance infrastructure, and it is creating a blueprint for the PPS design which combines surveillance, privacy and accountability needs.


Annual Privacy Forum 2014
20-21 May 2014, Athens, Greece
At APF2014, PARIS partners give the presentations Towards a Multidisciplinary Framework to Include Privacy in the Design of Video Surveillance Systems, and Accountable Surveillance Practices: Is the EU Moving in the Right Direction?


The Third VideoSense Summer School 2014
16 April 2014, Sophia-Antipolis, France
At VideoSense NoE and VCE, a PARIS partner presents an Introduction to the PARIS project and to Privacy-by-Design Applied to Video Surveillance Systems


The Ethics, Law, and Effectiveness of Surveillance Workshop
25 March 2014, Florence, Italy
A PARIS partner participates in the panel Assessing CCTV Surveillance at The Ethics, Law, and Effectiveness of Surveillance Workshop organized by the SURVEILLE project.


Smarter Law for Smart Surveillance Conference
4-5 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium
A PARIS partner attends the conference on Smarter Law for Smart Surveillance.


CPDP Conference
22-24 January 2014, Brussels, Belgium
PARIS partners are members of several panels at the 7th International Conference on Computers, Privacy & Data Protection. The conference gathers policy makers, academics, computer scientists, consultants, practitioners and activists from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss emerging issues in information technology, privacy, data protection and law. See the Presentations page for details on the topics which were discussed.


First PARIS Advisory Board Meeting
21 January 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The PARIS consortium holds its first yearly Advisory Board meeting. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide input and guidance to the PARIS consortium throughout the duration of the project.


The Second VideoSense Summer School
30 June 2013, Santorini, Greece
PARIS partners participate in the Second VideoSense Summer School on Ethically-guided and Privacy-respecting Video Analytics.  This programme aims at bringing together researchers working in the field of privacy-respecting and ethnically-aware video analysis in security.


Ann Cavoukian Discusses PARIS Project
10-14 June 2013, Rome, Italy
During the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL) conference, the PARIS project co-ordinator Antonio Kung meets with Ann Cavoukian, the Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Canadian province of Ontario, Canada, who developed the Privacy-by-Design framework. They discuss PARIS and she agrees to be a member of the PARIS Advisory Board.


Privacy-Preserving Cluster Workshop
22 March 2013, Brussels
PARIS members are invited to join the Clustering workshop: Privacy By Co-Design in Socio-ethical and Privacy Preserving Surveillance Systems Video-Analytics: Framework Architecture, Algorithms and Impact Assessment. This is workshop part of the the MediaEval 2013 Privacy Preserving Video-Analytics Challenge organized by the EC-funded project VideoSense: Network of Excellence for Privacy-Preserving Video-Analytics.