Free and Safe in Cyberspace – EU Edition 2016

When? 22nd and 23rd September 2016 Where? Conference Room of Mundo B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium Free and Safe in Cyberspace aims to catalyse a constructive dialogue and a wide informed consensus on new international standards and certification governance bodies for ultra-high assurance end-2-end IT systems – for communications, constitutional lawful access and… _weiterlesen

EU-US „Privacy Shield“

(Update: The European Commission has formally adopted its implementing decision on 12th July 2016. The related documents and an FAQ with the Commission’s spin are available here.) The so-called „Privacy Shield“ arrangement between the EU and the US is supposed to provide a legal basis for the transfer of personal data from the European Union… _weiterlesen

Merging of man and machine: questions of ethics in dealing with emerging technology

When? 8 September 2016, 09:30-13:00 Where? European Parliament, Brussels, room Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 1G3 Live stream Technology has fundamentally altered our lives and will continue to do so. Ethical considerations must remain guiding posts at all times. Undoubtedly, how we approach the regulation of emerging technologies will have wide implications for our definition of human… _weiterlesen

Democracy Film Screening and Q&A

When: Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 6:30pm Where: Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, E-Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 On Tuesday, May 17, the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Washington and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), will host a screening of the film “Democracy”. The screening will… _weiterlesen

Attacks in Bruxelles: Stopping deficits of security cooperation instead of reflexively making demands

PRESS RELEASE – Bruxelles, 23rd March 2016 After yesterday´s attacks in Bruxelles Vice-Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Jan Philipp Albrecht states: „The tragic attacks in Bruxelles show that we urgently need stronger police and security cooperation. Again, the suspects were known by the police and obviously they were in contact… _weiterlesen