On 23 April 2018, Paul de Hert took part in “The gathering of April: The sacred” to reflect on these questions: What remains of privacy in the era of big data? Is the notion of person still sacred in times when governments wish to grant citizenship to artificial intelligence algorithms?Read More
From the satellite to the street, photography has become a major instrument of surveillance, but it is also a great tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. Ten artists are exploring this new reality in Watching You, Watching Me, a provocative photo exhibition I thought you may want to cover.Read More
This year, PRIVACYTOPIA includes debates, discussions, workshops, artistic interventions. They provide perspectives on many important issues raised by technology - privacy, data protection, surveillance, tech industry, inclusion, transparency and others - looking back into our past and critically reflecting about our future.Read More
On 30 November 2017, Privacy Salon together with SMIT-VUB and Muntpunt is organizing a debate on children’s privacy & parents’ responsibility to ensure the safety of their children (in Dutch language).Read More
PLSC-Europe 2018 will be held in Brussels on 27 January 2018. Based on the popular Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) event in the United States, PLSC-Europe is dedicated to bringing together privacy law scholars, practitioners, and privacy scholars from other disciplines from across Europe and beyond to discuss current issues.Read More
Privacy Salon vzw (www.privacysalon.org) aims at sensibilising and critically informing the broader public, policy makers and industry in Belgium, Europe and beyond about privacy, data protection and other social and ethical issues that are raised with the introduction of new technologies in society. It co-organises the annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference (www.cpdpconferences.org).
-Public relations and promotion of Privacy Salon's signature events
-Managing Privacy Salon's relations with the international and national media outlets, developing relationships with key journalists
-Drafting communications materials such as press releases, pitch letters, articles, fact sheets, event materials, promotional emails and other similar items.
-Developing web and social media content
-Handling media inquiries
-Developing and maintaining targeted media contact databases
-Targeted media outreach; proactively researching coverage opportunities; identifying media opportunities in general and strengthening Privacy Salon's press and media outreach
-Other relevant duties as may be required
-Educational background in communication studies or demonstrated strong interest and experience in communications, public relations, journalism, media, etc.
-Excellent writer; track record in drafting excellent public relations/communications materials in English e.g. press releases, fact sheets and other press material
-Highly proficient in English (native-speaker or equivalent), fluency in French language is a significant asset
-Interest in privacy, data protection and other legal and ethical issues posed by technologies
-Well organised and able to work with tight deadlines
-Ability to work with minimal supervision
-Interest in Brussels culture and art scene
-Graphic design skills
-Knowledge of Dutch language
We offer a paid traineeship contract for 3 months, with possible extension. Expected starting date is 1 September 2017.
Deadline for applications is 16 June 2017. Please send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews are scheduled to take place in early July (on site in Brussels or via Skype).
Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
On 31 January 2017, visit.brussels presented 37 Ambassador awards to the partners who, over the past three years, have contributed exponentially to propagating and supporting Brussels as an international destination. In front of an audience of academics, doctors, European Commissioners, deans of universities, chairmen and board members of international associations based in Brussels, scientists, hospital directors and other destination partners, the 37 new ambassadors were praised for their efforts and help in bringing major international events to Brussels.
The Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) conference and its Director and Founder, Paul de Hert were presented with the Ambassador award in the Conventions category.
Source: visit.brussels press release.
The Privacy Salon and Bogomir Doringer present the exhibition "PRIVACYTOPIA BINARY: Search Machine by The Museum and Webcam Venus & brbxoxo by Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia" to be viewed on 13-30 January 2017 in De Markten, Brussels.Read More
CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. For its 10th anniversary edition CPDP2017: THE AGE OF INTELLIGENT MACHINES, it gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, computer scientists and civil society from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends.Read More
On 1 November 2016, Rosamunde van Brakel took part in the discussion The end of privacy in Gent M.