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[liberationtech] Symposium & Call for abstracts, Privacy protection in the 21st century, 14-15 May 2019

Bryce Newell bcnewell at
Mon Nov 26 12:26:45 PST 2018

***Apologies for cross-posting***

*Privacy protection in the 21st century. **New concepts, theories, and

In privacy protection, the traditional distinction between private and
public physical spaces is becoming less useful in determining what really
is protection-worthy. The walls of the home are ‘evaporating’ and it is
becoming increasingly more difficult to use them to shield in-home
activities. At the same time, through ubiquitous datafication and mobile
devices, the home itself has lost its privileged role as the primary place
of private life. Many people carry more private information in their pocket
than could be revealed by a thorough search of their home. Public space and
digital spaces are thus becoming important places for private life, while
also becoming subject to increasingly omnipresent and sophisticated

These challenges bring forward a number of interesting questions. What are
the various aspects of private life that deserve protection in the 21st
century? Can spatial approaches to privacy protection remain useful going
forward? If the place-based boundary no longer works, can we identify a
core of privacy which should receive a more robust protection? Can we
‘recreate’ the physical architecture that delimits a protected private
sphere in digital space? How should we protect privacy in public spaces?

These questions have been addressed in the NWO-funded VICI project *Privacy
in the 21st century. Finding a new paradigm to protect citizens in the age
of ubiquitous data* (2014-2019), led by prof. Bert-Jaap Koops.  We will
present the project’s results at this final symposium and continue the
discussions in three VICI panels at the *TILTing 2019* conference.
Symposium 14 May 2019

In the final closing conference of the VICI project, the VICI team will
present the project’s findings and conclusions. These will be discussed by
internat­ion­al scholars (including Michael Froomkin, Seda Guerses and
others) and the audience.

*Program highlights*

   - Privacy typology and surveillance theory
   - Content approaches: the core of privacy and mosaic spheres theory
   - Spatial approaches: home 2.0, the digital home, and computer castles
   - Application spaces: surveillance in public, Dutch criminal procedure,
   and laws of nature

The full program can be found here
and in the attachment.

This VICI symposium on 14 May 2019 is free of charge. You can register for
the pre-event VICI symposium
VICI Panels 15 May 2019 - Call for abstracts

Researchers working on similar questions are invited to present their work
at the TILTing Perspectives 2019 Conference
in Tilburg. We especially encourage researchers in the fields of
constitutional and criminal law to present interesting privacy frames and
concepts emerging in their jurisdictions, but the call is open for
researchers from all disciplines as long as the contribution fits within
one of the following themes:

   - Content-focused privacy protection: which substantive frameworks can
   help protect privacy in the 21st century?
   - Spatial-based privacy protection: can privacy be protected by
   protecting ‘containers’ of private life?
   - Surveillance in public space: which concepts and frameworks work to
   protect privacy in surveilled public spaces?

The deadline for abstracts for the VICI panels is *11 January 2019*.
Abstracts (of 500-1000 words) should be sent to
i.skorvanek at

Full call: Please click here
see attachment.

*TILTing 2019 Conference*

The registration for TILTing 2019 is open. You can register for the
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