lsts - vub
The Interdisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) was created in 2003 as an independent entity within the Faculty of Law & Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). With more than 30 researchers at all levels of experience, LSTS has become a prominent European research institute in the area of technology regulation.
LSTS’s core expertise is legal, but it also has a strong track record in legal theory, philosophy (philosophy of law, of sciences, of technology; bio-ethics) and engages in criminological (surveillance and security), science and society studies (STS) and international relations research too. In the broadest wordings, LSTS’s main challenge is to (re)think, from such a multifaceted viewpoint, the constitutive principles of democracy, the rule of law (including principles such as precaution, participation, accountability and responsibility) and the respect for fundamental rights in relation to contemporary scientific and technological developments that seem to confront individuals with irreversible decision-making processes with a major impact on their lives.
LSEC - Leaders in Security
LSEC is an internationally renowned Information security cluster, a not for profit organization that has the objective to promote Information Security and the expertise in BeNeLux and Europe. Founded by the University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven), supported by European Commission FP7 and leading a unique PAN European Private partnership that interacts with Public Institutions, LSEC connects security industry experts, research institutes and universities, government agencies, end users, funding bodies and technical experts who are driving national and European research agendas. LSEC activities aim to raise cyber security awareness, support innovation and competitiveness of the European IT- Security market and promote the visibility of its members.
Privacy Salon supports the Civil Engagement Project.
Exploring Trust & Cooperation Between Business and Civil Society
The relationship between business, privacy campaigners and consumer groups often suffers from mistrust and poor communication. There is a growing sense that the present situation is far from ideal. With a need for better communication between the sectors, the Civil Engagement Project will hold workshops across Europe to seek an understanding of the relationship between civil society and business. The goal of this project is to identify opportunities for stronger collaboration, cooperation and mutual support between companies, consumer groups and privacy activists.
Every year, Privacy Salon partners with Architempo to organize the CPDP edition of the PechaKucha Night Brussels.
Architempo explores the multiple dimensions of design: from strategy to interaction design, innovation scenarios, pan-European communication campaigns; from exhibitions (red dot design museum, St-Etienne Design Biennale) to interventions and conferences (Interaction14 Amsterdam, PechaKucha Nights with more than 60 editions). Architempo’s clients range from education institutions to companies in health, transportation and hospitality-food systems.
We are always looking for partners to develop and support new activities. Please share your ideas with us by sending an email to info (at) privacysalon (dot) org.