Search Machine by The Museum and

Webcam Venus & brbxoxo by Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia


The Privacy Salon, together with the curator and researcher Bogomir Doringer, organises the art exhibition “PRIVACYTOPIA BINARY: Search Machine by The Museum and Webcam Venus & brbxoxo by Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia”, which can be viewed in the period 13-29 January 2017.

Organised by Privacy Salon and Bogomir Doringer

In partnership with CPDP2017 and De Markten

Dates: 13-29 January 2017

Location: De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels

The Search Machine by The Museum presents a series of diptychs of images that circulate online. Vernacular images produced by anonymous performers and images of historicised contemporary art works. In this installed fabulation, online depictions of contemporary art works are found algorithmically through formal analogies when introducing images of anonymous performances in a fictional search machine operative in the most comprehensive of all museums.

Next to the Search Machine, the exhibition presents two projects by Addie Wagenknect in collaboration with Pablo Garcia. In Webcam Venus, sexcam performers replicate iconic works of art. This is an experimental homage to both fine arts and the lowbrow internet phenomenon of cams. Webcams and chat interfaces were used to connect amateur adult performers with an audience. brbxoxo cuts these performers out of the picture entirely, focusing instead on the small boxes which contain their lives: empty beds, home offices full of family photos, chairs draped in fabric, and all kinds of bleak carpeted interiors.


Privacy Camp

Join us for the 5th annual Privacy Camp! Held every January just before the start of CPDP, the event brings together digital rights advocates, members of NGOs, civil rights groups as well as academics and policy-makers from all around Europe and beyond to discuss the existing and looming problems for human rights in the digital environment.

The overarching theme for this year’s event is “Controlling Data, Controlling Machines: Dangers and Solutions” The full-day event will feature sessions on a wide range of topics, such as Big Data, peer production and platform co-ops, programmatic advertising, IoT, surveillance tech export and more.

For more information, please visit the event website.

Organized by Privacy Salon vzw, European Digital Rights (EDRi), Institute for European Studies of the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles and Law, Science, Technology and Society research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Privacy Camp 2017 is kindly supported by the BYTE project.

Date: 24 January 2017, 9.00 – 17.30

Location: Université Saint-Louis, 199 rue du Marais, 1000 Brussels, Rooms 2200 and 2300

For more information: http://privacycamp.eu/

Registration: This is a free-to-attend event but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP to registrations@edri.org no later than 20 January.


A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017

Organised by Brussels Privacy Hub and Privacy Salon

The event is supported by the Privacy Camp and kindly hosted by the Permanent representation of Belgium to the EU.

Location: Grande Salle, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU, Rue de la Loi 61–63/Wetstraat 61–63, 1040 Brussels

Please note that the event will be recorded and a photographer will be present.

Registration: This event is fully booked.

On 21 April 2016, the EU adopted a Directive on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime. The Directive aims to regulate the transfer and processing of international air passengers' PNR data by Member States. The debate will address the concerns with regards to the implementation of this Directive and the general implications of the Directive for data protection and fundamental rights. In addition also the impact of recent developments in the United States on the transfer of PNR data across the Atlantic will be discussed. Finally the debate will also address the consequences for the directive of the recent ECJ judgments in the Tele2 /Watson cases.

We are delighted to welcome distinguished speakers Ms Sophie in t Veld (MEP), Marc Rotenberg, EPIC (US) and Christiane Höhn (Council of the European Union) to the debate, which will be moderated by Mr Willem De Beuckelaere (Belgian Privacy Commissioner). The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session, giving participants an opportunity to engage with discussants.



A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017

Organised by Architempo & Privacy Salon

Location Les Halles de Schaerbeek, La Cave, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels

Registration http://pechakucha.architempo.net

What? 10 speakers, each speaker has 6 minutes 40 seconds for a presentation in 20 images. Each image is on screen for only 20 seconds. No more, no less. 20 images x 20 seconds each. Tempo, story, tension, show-and-tell. The Brussels format includes designers, architects, artists, scientists, fashion designers, photographers, musicians… Many will discuss technology and its implications. Some will not.

For more information http://pechakucha.architempo.net

20.00 - Voter Surveillance, Micro-Targeting and Media Manipulation: What are the risks for privacy, data protection and democracy?

Influenced by trends in the United States, election campaigns in many democratic countries are now becoming increasingly data-driven. Concerns have arisen about how political parties and candidates process and analyse personal data on individual voters. The capture and consolidation of these data permit the construction of detailed profiles on individual voters and the ‘micro-targeting’ of increasingly precise messages to increasingly refined segments of the electorate. Furthermore, not only are voters under this type of surveillance, they also, increasingly, rely on social media and the internet in general to gather political information and to engage in political discussions within their social networks. Existing studies argue that social media, but also search engines capture users in filter bubbles, where they are mainly exposed to like-minded views or the same types of search results. Fake news has been said to influence the outcome of the US elections and ahead of the elections in Germany and France, political leaders in Europe voiced concern about bots, fake news and the algorithms ranking news on social media.

This debate will address the following questions: How is data on voters being mined and profiled by parties and candidates? Do fake news and filter bubbles influence the outcome of elections? Are these trends exacerbating the “democratic deficit”? What are the implications for privacy, for data protection law, and for democracy in general?

Confirmed speakers: Colin Bennett, Jeff Chester, Marcy Wheeler

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017

Starts with drinks at 19.30

Organized by Privacy Salon

Location: Petite Halle of Les Halles Schaerbeek, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels

Moderator: Jennifer Baker, ArsTechnica (BE)



The advent of the digital era has shown the increasing importance of the rights to privacy and data protection. Good data protection law and effective enforcement are necessary in our digital society. However, the exponential possibilities of digital technologies have challenged the principles of both rights and have highlighted their limitations. Compliance with the law and data protection principles is important but it’s also important to explore what goes beyond them. The EDPS has initiated an international debate on the ethical dimension of data protection in the digital era. Developing an ethical dimension of data protection is one the EDPS’ priorities for its 2015-2019 mandate. To contribute to and nurture the debate, an independent group of experts, the Ethics Advisory Group (EAG) has been established at the EDPS. The group of six eminent persons, each an expert in their respective field (philosophy, compu ter science, data analysis, law), will consider digital ethics from a variety of academic and practical perspectives for a mandate of 2 years. The EAG will publish its first Interim Report at the beginning of 2017 and a final report in 2018. At this side event, the members of the EAG will share the state of play of their deliberations.

- Ethical uncertainties in privacy and data protection arising from new data processing and surveillance technologies need to be nuanced;

- New ethical responsibilities emerging as a result of these developments need to be identified and clarified;

- Ethical analysis is needed that encourages a long-term approach to technological innovation;

- Well-grounded arguments and sensible motivations for ethical behaviour on the part of technology developers and data processing actors is needed.

Organised by EDPS in collaboration with Mozilla

Location: Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Grande Halle, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels

Welcome by Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS (EU)

Moderated by Raegan MacDonald, Mozilla (BE)

Speakers Peter Burgess, Ecole Normale Supérieure (FR), Luciano Floridi, Oxford University (UK), Aurélie Pols, Mind Your Privacy (SP), Antoinette Rouvroy, Université de Namur (BE), Jeroen vanden Hoven, Delft University (NL)


It is for the 3rd time that the topic of privacy through art is researched in the context of CPDP and presented in the art exhibition “PRIVACYTOPIA BINARY: Search Machine by The Museum and Webcam Venus & brbxoxo by Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia”. Join us for a conversation, where we will discuss the topic of self-surveillance, exhibitionsm as the new normal or what one could call performance for surveillance. The conversation will be moderated by artist/curator Bogomir Doringer and our guests will be the researcher/senior lecturer Hille Koskela, the choreographer Bruno Listopad and the architect/artist Nikola Knežević (The Museum).

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017

Starts with drinks and a guided tour at 19.30

Location De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels

Organized by Privacy Salon and Bogomir Doringer

In partnership with CPDP2017 and De Markten

Registration Please register at info@privacysalon.org before 26 January 2017

9.00-17.30 - Information Infrastructuring for Disaster Risk Management: Addressing Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Information Sharing

Public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) and disaster risk management are characterized by increasingly intense information sharing. Digital technologies and infrastructures offer new interoperability, immediacy, efficiency, and novel opportunities for collaboration around big data and detailed local and citizen data, but they also introduce complex ethical, legal and social challenges (ELSI) around data quality, relevance and usability, privacy, data protection and sharing. This one day workshop explores challenges and opportunities by bringing together groups that work with various information sharing technologies in crisis management, including practitioners, academic researchers, and standardisation bodies. A prototype online community resource of ELSI Guidelines will be presented and the results of the discussions will contribute to the development of this community resource.

Organized by EU FP7 projects SecInCoRe, EPISECC, SECTOR & REDIRNET

In association with PSCE, the Broadmap project & the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University

Location Hotel Bloom, Rue Royale 250,1210 Brussels

More information & registration http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/wp/cemore/infrastructuring_drm_elsi/



DREAMS REWIRED traces the desires and anxieties of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As revolutionary then as contemporary social media is today, early electric media sparked a fervent utopianism in the public imagination – promising total communication, the annihilation of distance, an end to war. But then, too, there were fears over the erosion of privacy, security, morality. Using rare (and often unseen) archival material from nearly 200 films to articulate the present, DREAMS REWIRED reveals a history of hopes to share, and betrayals to avoid.

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017

Organised by Privacy Salon

Location Petite Halle

Registration Please register at info@privacysalon.org before 27 January 2017

a film by Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode, narrated by Tilda Swinton

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