About this Issue

Around the world, policymakers are focusing on ways to improve privacy frameworks.  The approaches in the EU and in the US differ, based on different legal traditions and different values.  Still, there is significant common ground in the commitment to empowering individuals with respect to the collection and use of personal data, and to protecting people against harm from the use of their data.

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In the European Union, an effort is underway to harmonize and simplify data protection law while at the same time increasing enforcement against abuses.  This section of our website provides basic information and commentary on the current proposals.

Chasing the Golden Goose: What is the path to effective anonymisation?
Spotlight

March 30, 2017 | Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Chasing the Golden Goose: What is the path to effective anonymisation?

Searching for effective methods and frameworks of de-identification often looks like chasing the Golden Goose of privacy law. For each answer that claims to unlock the question of anonymisation, there seems to be a counter-answer that declares anonymisation dead. In an attempt to de-mystify this race and un-tangle de-identification in practical ways, the Future of Privacy Forum and the Brussels Privacy Hub joined forces to organize the Brussels Symposium on De-identification – “Identifiability: Policy and Practical Solutions for Anonymisation and Pseudonymisation”.

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What's Happening: International

Save the Date: World Research and Data Analytics Forum, September 12, 2017
AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge
Top Story

May 9, 2017 | Brenda Leong

AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge

The Future of Privacy Forum and the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) are partnering with IEEE Security & Privacy in a call for papers focused on AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge. Selected papers will be featured at The Brussels Privacy Symposium, an academic program jointly presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of the VUB and FPF’s National Science Foundation supported Research Coordination Network.

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Droit À L’Oubli: Canadian Perspective on the Global ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Debate