Call For Papers: Annual Privacy Forum 2016

Annual Privacy Forum 2016
bringing research & policy together
7-8 September 2016

ENISA is organizing the 2016 edition of the annual privacy forum, in the light of the upcoming data protection regulation and the European digital agenda. Papers covering original work on the technological, economic, legal and societal aspects of the challenges that will come up with the implementation of the new framework are welcome. We particularly invite multidisciplinary papers that make it explicit how the presented work can contribute to bridging the gap between research and policy.

Moreover, in order to also encourage contributions from policy makers, representatives of competent authorities (such as Data Protection Authorities), industry experts, NGOs and civil society associations, we invite opinion papers from all stakeholders on the above mentioned topics. Opinion papers will reflect the opinion/position of the author(s) on the selected privacy-related topic. Both research and opinion papers should deal with at least one of the following aspects:

  • Implementation aspects of ‘by design’ and ‘by default’ paradigms
  • Implementation and adoption of PETs in today’s digital services
  • Modelling of data protection and privacy requirements, such as: machine readable representations and automatic evaluation of policies
  • Enabling transparency: technological and organizational challenges
  • Technical solutions for the enforcement and the implications of the subject’s right, e.g. right to erasure, access and correction
  • Aspects of privacy impact and risk assessment
  • Technical solutions for data portability
  • Sustainable business models for privacy friendly online services
  • Information and consent in online environments: practical solutions and implementations
  • Privacy awareness, reliability and usability of PETs
  • Trust services for the protection of personal data – privacy aware trust services (i.e. electronic certificates, signatures, etc.)
  • Security measures for the protection of personal data
  • Economics of privacy and personal data

Important dates

Submission of full papers: March 15, 2016
AoE Notification to author: May 10, 2016
Camera-ready copies: May 31, 2016

Full Call for Papers

Big Data as a Major Threat to Privacy?

Along with fueling privacy concerns, of course, the mainframes helped prompt the growth and innovation that we have come to associate with the computer age. Today, many experts predict that the next wave will be driven by technologies that fly under the banner of Big Data — data including Web pages, browsing habits, sensor signals, smartphone location trails and genomic information, combined with clever software to make sense of it all.

Proponents of this new technology say it is allowing us to see and measure things as never before — much as the microscope allowed scientists to examine the mysteries of life at the cellular level. Big Data, they say, will open the door to making smarter decisions in every field from business and biology to public health and energy conservation.

Rethinking Privacy in the Era of Big Data

From the Blog: Funkensprungnuts

Some years ago an engineer at Google told me why Google wasn’t collecting information linked to people’s names. “We don’t want the name. The name is noise.” There was enough information in Google’s large database of search queries, location, and online behavior, he said, that you could tell a lot about somebody through indirect means.

The point was that actually finding out people’s names isn’t necessary for sending them targeted ads. It can probably lead to trouble, as Google’s own adventures in Wi-Fi snooping show. Even without knowing your name, increasingly, everything about you is out there. Whether and how you guard your privacy in an online world we are building up every day has become increasingly urgent.

“Privacy is a source of tremendous tension and anxiety in Big Data,”

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OCG diskutiert Vorratsdatenspeicherung

Das Forum Privacy der OCG veranstaltete einen Workshop zum Thema „Digitales Hausrecht und Vorratsdatenspeicherung“ am 8.9.2011 an der WU Wien. Der Workshop wurde parallel zur EDEM 2011 durchgeführt.

Die geladenen Diskutanten kamen von unterschiedlichen Interessensvertretungen. Dadurch konnte ein sehr breiter Bogen über das Thema Vorratsdatenspeicherung (VDS) gespannt werden.
Die Beweggründe für die Vorratsdatenspeicherung liegen den drei großen Terroranschlägen von New York (am 11.9.2001), Madrid (11.3.2004) und London (7.7.2005) zugrunde. Im Kampf gegen den Terror haben die westlichen Regierungen beschlossen mit intensiven Überwachungsstrategien und neuen Gesetzen den Terror zu bekämpfen. Die neuen Gesetze treffen natürlich alle Bürger und Bürgerinnen.
Die Vorratsdatenspeicherung sieht vor, sämtliche Verbindungsdaten (Telefonie, Internet) zu speichern und für 6-24 Monate zu speichern. Bei Verdacht kann die Polizei nach richterlicher Verfügung auf diese Kommunikationsdaten zugreifen und auswerten.