3-DAY Exhibition: Privacy in Art- George Orwell 1984

Organized by IAPP International Association of Privacy Professionals www.iapp.org

In collaboration with Privacy Salon and Maison des Arts (Service de la Culture Française)

Date: 27-29 January 2016

Location: Maison des Arts, Chaussée d’Haecht 147, 1030 Schaerbeek

Around the world, we use symbols, analogies and imagery as shorthand to engage the topics of privacy and surveillance. Perhaps none is used more than the character of “Big Brother,” introduced by George Orwell in his book, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell’s dystopian fiction explored, in part, the coercive effect of persistent surveillance. “Big Brother is watching you”—the slogan used by the government in Nineteen Eighty-Four to suppress dissent and homogenize behavior—has become a ubiquitous, cross-cultural indicator of surveillance.

Since the first edition was published in 1949, there have been many hundreds of versions of Orwell’s book published in dozens of languages. There have also been multiple stage adaptations and a handful of movies based on the book. For each of these efforts, a graphic designer was confronted with the challenge of presenting the themes of the book in an accessible and compelling way. The resulting work—representing more than 60 years of artistic interpretations of the themes of privacy, surveillance, and political and social coercion—provides a fascinating view of the shifting perceptions of privacy.

In 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals acquired a large collection of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and ephemera related to the book. For IAPP members and staff, this collection, comprising more than 400 total items, is a great treasure. The IAPP offers this exhibit to introduce yet another lens through which we can explore the complexity and challenge of the issue of privacy in society.

Within this collection you will find many symbols of surveillance that will seem cliché, but look for the evolution of these symbols over time and you will see versions that span mid-century modernism to futuristic views of the 1960s to grim imagery of decay from the 1980s and 1990s. You will also see reflections of the eras in which each book was published.

We hope you enjoy the exhibit.


Privacy Camp

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

Date: 26 January 2016, 9.00 – 17.30

Location: Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles, Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 43, 1000 Brussels (Rooms P60 and P61)

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

Registration: The event is fully booked. Sorry for your inconvience.

Privacy Camp is an annual civil society meeting held the day 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 most pressing issues facing human rights online.

The theme for this year’s event is “The multiple ways of (de/self-) regulation: What is at stake for human rights?” The full-day event will feature sessions on a wide variety of topics, such as lobbying and policy influencing, the impact of trade agreements on digital rights, the adoption of new surveillance laws in Europe, the debates surrounding privacy by design, the future of litigation activism and the post-Safe Harbor data transfer landscape.

For more information, including the programme of the event, please visit the event website.

Privacy Camp 2016 is kindly supported by Open Society Foundations and the ARC project Why Regulate? led by the Institute of European Studies of the USL-B.

pre-CPDP launch event: “Privacy in the EU and US: A debate between Max Schrems and Peter Swire”

We are delighted to welcome special guest speakers: Peter Swire, Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business and a member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, and Max Schrems, PhD student, privacy activist, and the successful plaintiff in the recent EU Court of Justice judgment Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner. Annie Machon, writer, media commentator and political campaigner will respond as Discussant. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Christopher Kuner, Brussels Privacy Hub Co-director, and will include a Q&A session, giving participants an opportunity to engage with two extremely prominent figures in the data protection and privacy communities.

The Brussels Privacy Hub is pleased to announce a pre-CPDP launch event: “Privacy in the EU and US: A debate between Max Schrems and Peter Swire”

Date and time: 26 January 2016, 18.00 – 20.00

18:00 drinks reception, 18:30 Keynote panel discussion followed by Q&A

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

Registration: The event is fully booked. Sorry for your inconvience.

For more information about the Brussels Privacy Hub,

The event is supported by the Privacy Camp


Organised by Architempo & CPDP

When? Tuesday 26th January at 20.20

Location La Cave (Les Halles), Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels, Belgium

What? 10 speakers, each speaker has 6 minutes 40 sec. 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, and creative entrepreneurs. Many will discuss technology and its implications. Some will not.

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


Data Protection and Ethics: bridging the gap in the data-driven world

FEDMA is celebrating the next International Data Protection Day with the organisation of a special event in the European Parliament, together with MEP Michal Boni, dedicated to data protection and ethics.

Date: Wednesday 27th January – 17.30

Location: European Parliament, Brussels

Hosted by: MEP Michal Boni

Registration: please send an email at dataethics@fedma.org. If you need an access badge to the European Parliament Building in Brussels, please specify your full name, date of birth, ID type and ID number.

More details on www.fedma.org

As EU decision makers are in the last steps of adoption of the new General Data Protection Regulation, this event will be the perfect occasion for the industry to voice its concerns as to the feasibility of the decision taken in Brussels and to question the practical implementation of the rules in the real, data-driven, world.

The evening will gather representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, Data Protection regulators, lawyers, academics, consumers and the industry to discuss the challenges ahead: implementation.

The event will also focus on the notion of ethics around privacy and data protection. How ethics can be embedded in the practices of our data driven world and become an easy solutions for organisation to adopt.

movie screening of “Democracy – Im Rausch der Daten” (Engl. Subtitles)

We cordially invite you to the movie screening of “Democracy – Im Rausch der Daten” on 27 January at 7pm at the Brussels´ Conference Computer, Privacy and Data Protection 2016.

What? Movie screening "Democracy - Im Rausch der Daten" and discussion with director David Bernet, Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP and rapporteur for the data protection regulation after the screening and Viviane Reding MEP and former Commissioner in charge of the data protection regulation

Date: Wednesday 27 January 2016 - 19.00

Location: CPDP, La Cave, Les Halles de Schaerbeeck

Hosted by Méabh Mc Mahon, freelance journalist reporting for France24 and other media

Organised by Greens/EFA in the EP and Privacy Salon

Registration The event is fully booked. Sorry for your inconvience.

We are pleased to invite you to a discussion with director David Bernet, Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP and rapporteur for the data protection regulation and Viviane Reding MEP after the screening.

The thrilling documentary “Democracy – Im Rausch der Daten” of director David Bernet gives us a deep insight into the political battle for a new data protection law for the whole EU. Protagonists are – amongst others – Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP, Rapporteur of the European Parliament for the data protection regulation, Viviane Reding MEP and former Commissioner in charge of the data protection regulation as well as political decision-makers, stakeholders and lobbyists.

The Guardian stated: “Bernet’s film is a triumph.” Read the whole piece here

The movie was presented at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam 2015. Watch the trailer

The German federal authority for evaluating and ranking film and media (Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung”) rates the movie a “a documentary masterpiece”, awarding the title “exceptionally valuable”.

Director: David Bernet, film production: INDI FILM, film distribution: farbfilm verleih, released in Germany: 12 November 2015, release in Austria: 18 January 2016

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemocracyFilm

Twitter: #democracyfilm

Surveillance after Snowden: debate and book launch with David Lyon

In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA and its partners had been engaging in warrantless mass surveillance, using the internet and cellphone data, and driven by fear of terrorism under the sign of ’security’.

In his new book Surveillance after Snowden, renowned surveillance expert Professor David Lyon (Director Surveillance Studies Centre, Queens University, CA) discusses Snowden’s ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts involved, the steady rise of invisible monitoring of innocent citizens, the collusion of government agencies and for-profit companies and the implications for how we conceive of privacy in a democratic society infused by the lure of big data. In his presentation Professor Lyon will discuss the distinct global reactions to Snowden disclosures and will show why some basic issues must be faced: how we frame surveillance, and the place of the human in a digital world.

This will be followed by a lively panel discussion moderated by Ben Wagner (Director Centre for Internet and Human Rights, European University Viadrina DE) including the following speakers:

  • Gus Hosein (Director Privacy International, INT),
  • Katarzyna Szymielewicz (Director Panoptykon Foundation, PL)
  • Malavika Jayaram (Research Fellow, Berkman Centre for Internet & Society, Harvard University US)

Date: Wednesday 27 January 2016 at 20:00 (drinks at 19.30)

Location: Spiegelzaal De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5, 1000 Brussel

Hosted by: Ben Wagner (Director Centre for Internet and Human Rights, European University Viadrina DE)

Organised by: Privacy Salon with the support of Polity Press

In collaboration with: De Markten

Registration People who wish to attend the book presentation please register before 26 January 2016 at the following address: info@privacysalon.org

Excerpt from the book

Trailer at youtube.com


The Centre for Information Policy Leadership Roundtable: Examining Both Sides of the Safe Harbour “Essential Equivalence” Equation – Is Europe Up to Scratch?

Date: Thursday, 28 January, 15.00 - 18.00

Location: Hunton & Williams, Park Atrium, Rue des Colonies 11, 1000 Brussels

Organised by: Centre for Information Policy Leadership

Hosted by: Centre for Information Policy Leadership

Registration through link

To present critical new perspectives on this question and other issues, the roundtable will feature presentations from two of Europe’s leading lawyers, Geoffrey Robertson QC from the UK and Noelle Lenoir from France. Discussion topics and questions will include:

1/ Does Europe have a thorough understanding of the standards that are set and applied across the EU member states? How should we interpret the CJEU's clarification of adequacy, and what standards does Europe have to protect European citizens' data against access by European government surveillance and intelligence agencies?

2/ The need to examine fundamental questions regarding the jurisdiction and role of the CJEU, its relationship with the European Court of Human Rights, and the separation of competence between EU law and national laws of Member States. How should we interpret the CJEU decision in light of the court’s role within the EU legal order, its relationship with the European Court of Human Rights and EU member states exclusive competence in matters of national security and intelligence?

3/ What are the impacts on European and international businesses, transatlantic trade and data flows, and for the continuing fallout and response to the Snowden revelations?


Date: Thursday 28 January 2016 – 19.00 - 22.00

Location: MUNTPUNT, Munt 6, 1000 Brussel (De Wolken Auditorium)

Organised by: Bogomir Doringer

In collaboration with: Privacy Salon


For the second time in Brussels, experts from creative arts will gather for a symposium on Data Privacy Day. The event aims to challenge perception, create awareness and promote privacy.

This two day program is curated by artist and researcher Bogomir Doringer, known for the internationally presented exhibition FACELESS. The event is organized upon the generous invitation and support of the Privacy Salon and CPDP 2016.

With: Bruno Listopad, kola Knezević, Zach Blas, Mieke Gerritzen, Rosa Menkman, Mario de Vega and Victor Mazon

Bruno Listopad and Nikola Knežević

Bruno Listopad and Nikola Knežević will speak about their installation SHOW MORE exhibited this past autumn at Stroom Den Haag. This show includes a selection of online practices of individuals that facultatively and publicly broadcast on YouTube a designed image of themselves or their desires. These individuals take charge of their online representation by either complying or challenging established norms of behavior. Practices as such, can help us to think how a pervasive culture of suspicion can be repurposed to produce alternative economies of desire and new modalities of ‘self-constitution’.

Zach Blas (Goldsmiths, University of London)

As follow up to his earlier projects created around biometrics and surveillance, Zach Blas with Contra-Internet project engages the emerging militancies and subversions of “the Internet,” such as the global proliferation of autonomous mesh networks, encryption tactics, and darknets. Contra-Internet aims to function as a conceptual, practical, and experimental framework for refusing the neoliberal logic of “the Internet” while building alternatives to its infrastructure.

Inspired by queer/feminist/transgender theorist Beatriz Preciado’s Manifiesto contrasexual,Contra-Internet is oriented from a feminist and queer perspective, in an effort to unite such political positions with a hacker ethos.

Mieke Gerritzen (Crypto Design, MOTI)

Mieke Gerritzen, director of the MOTI museum in the Netherlands, will introduce two projects. The Crypto Design Challenge project, an initiative and open call to all young designers and artists in the Netherlands and Belgium to make the encryption part of their work. Some of the submited works were presented at the exhibition Design my Privacy addressing themes of online privacy and digital surveillance. The exhibition displayed contemporary methods of ensuring privacy and underlines the creative industries interest in privacy.

Rosa Menkman (Crypto Design)

Rosa Menkman new media, glitch artist and a winner of the Crypto Design Challenge, will show us how aestheticization of digital or analog errors can become an artistic medium. For her, corrupted digital code is material for further fabrication. Disturbed data becomes the visual identity of her work. Although many people perceive these accidents as negative experiences, Menkman emphasizes their positive consequences: these artifacts facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardization via resolutions.

Mario de Vega and Victor Mazon (LIMEN)

During the symposium artists will introduce and announce the workshop that will take place day after the symposium. LIMEN is the result of an artistic research by the artists Mario de Vega and Victor Mazon (later joined by Daniela Silvestrin for the book). The project is based on previous artworks by Mario de Vega (Dolmen - commissioned by Sonic Acts & Donaufestival; Thermal), and workshops (Snuff - assembling and soldering the device which you can find enclosed: an antenna to translate the electromagnetic traffic generated by mobile phone antennas, wifi-routers, bluetooth and other sources - which create an immense pollution through microwaves in the frequency spectrum - into an audible signal and therefore a perceivable output for the human range of perception abilities) developed by Victor Mazon and Mario de Vega.




LIMEN is a workshop about data traffic and wireless telecommunication. Participants will construct an analogue and portable device able to amplify electromagnetic activity produced by Bluetooth data transfer, WLAN, mobile phones, GPS, microwaves, and several other electronic devices into audible ranges.

During the workshop topics related to non-regulated traffic, vulnerability, data transfer interruption, obstruction, and sniffing will be discussed.

About the device

LIMEN is an electronic device designed by http://r-aw.cc to de-codify electromagnetic pollution produced by wireless networks; an analogue and battery-operated receiver based on AD8313 IC able to amplify and demodulate frequency ranges between 0.1 GHz to 2.5 GHz produced by wireless networks.

LIMEN amplifies and demodulates electromagnetic activity into audible ranges, exposing the high frequency ranges produced by the overuse of wireless devices in contemporary societies. http://r-aw.cc uses this electromagnetic pollution as an impulse to modify the acoustic space with audio-visual performances, printed matter, lathe cut vinyl in different formats, objects, publications, and pedagogical strategies. Several experiments have been generated in the process, ranging from the amplification of electromagnetic activity produced by wireless cameras attached to a balloon to the amplification of microwaves, computer-based applications to visualise data traffic, and public performances.

About ://R

://R is a research platform operating in Berlin and Mexico City that explores topics of molecular irritation, data corruption, propaganda, design, hidden signals amplification, and psychoacoustics; an ongoing collaboration between Mario de Vega (MX/DE) and Victor Mazón Gardoqui (ES/DE) involving the development, design, and production of electronic devices, collective actions, pedagogy, documentation, and publications in different formats.

://R electronic devices are focused on the amplification and materialisation of electromagnetic activity and high frequency pollution produced by the overuse of wireless devices in contemporary societies. Amongst other activities, ://R have designed and produced electronic devices to amplify electromagnetic pollution generated by wireless networks, mobile phones, WIFI, Bluetooth data transfer, microwaves, GPS, and several other devices.

Mario de Vega

Born in Mexico City, lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City. Through actions, accidents, and results with a conceptual connection to acoustic perception, his work researches the value of vulnerability, fragility, and indetermination. http://mariodevega.info

Victor Mazón Gardoqui

Born in Spain, lives and works in Berlin and Cantabria. Mazón Gardoqui studied Fine Arts at the University of Basque Country, specializing in Lithography and Engraving. Since 1999 he has been involved with experimental tactics and techniques for media agitation through the use of sound, light and custom electronics. http://victormazon.com

Location: Muntpunt, Munt 6, 1000 Brussel

Organised by Bogomir Doringer

In collaboration with Privacy Salon

Entrance € 75

Registration marlies@privacysalon.org

For the second time in Brussels, experts from creative arts will gather for a symposium on Data Privacy Day. The event aims to challenge perception, create awareness and promote privacy.

This two day program is curated by artist and researcher Bogomir Doringer, known for the internationally presented exhibition FACELESS. The event is organized upon the generous invitation and support of the Privacy Salon and CPDP 2016.

With: Mario de Vega and Victor Mazón Gardoqui (LIMEN)

Free/Libre/Vrije Software • The Goal and the Path

Richard Matthew Stallman – RMS

Date: Friday 29 January 2016 – 19:30 - 21:00

Location: Auditorium D0.03, Campus Etterbeek, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene

Organized by: FOSDEM Fringe

In collaboration with: Privacy Salon

FREE ENTRANCE and without registration

He was a top performer in Math 55, the hardest math course at Harvard.

He became renowned in the programming community for his work on Emacs, a customizable editor still actively used today.

He became a programming legend when he was able to match the output of an entire team of Symbolics programmers, a team containing some legendary programmers itself.

He started the GNU Project. The project which is responsible for the only operating system developed for its users, not for commercial or technical reasons.

He started the Free Software Foundation. An organization which promotes the universal freedom to study, distribute, create and modify computer software.

He is the author of the GNU General Public License. The most widely used free software license in the world.

He is coming to Brussels this winter to give a non-technical speech about Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path.

Privacy salon PARTY – celebrate the EUdataP!

Date Friday 29 January 2016, 19.00 - 04.00

Location La Cave (Les Halles de Schaerbeeck)

Organized by Privacy Salon vzw & Greens/EFA in the EP

With the support of Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg - European Commission

Closing party CPDP - drinks, talks and dance

SPonsors AND PARTNERS 2017