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Art exhibition and privacy debates during the Conference “Computers, Privacy & Data Protection

Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 - 10:00 to Friday, 24 January, 2014 - 18:00
Les Halles de Schaerbeek
Koninklijke St-Mariastraat 22, 1030 Brussels, Belgium
Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Platform
info@cpdpconferences.org
www.cpdpconferences.org
Debate + art exhibition

Since 2011 the conference “Computers, Privacy & Data Protection” (CPDP) has exhibited privacy, surveillance and new technologies related art. The 2013 art exhibition “A Look Inside” was a great success and some of the works will be exhibited again this year. This year CPDP will take place from 22-24 January 2014, and is working together with Constant Association for Art and Media to bring you part of the exhibition “Are You Being Served”.

The artists come from all over Europe and have asked themselves the question: ‘Who does that server really serve?’ The Internet has indeed become a platform for increasing numbers of service providers that control computer use and network and data traffic. Cloud computing service providers ought to ensure security and transparency when processing your data, which are stored in unknown locations and being ‘served’ back to you where and whenever you want – but do they?

The art will be exhibited at CPDP and will address – in a humorous and inventive way – the stereotypical gender relations in IT environments, the protection of sensitive medical data, interceptions of network traffic and the commercial use of user generated data, etc.

The following artists, amongst others, will present their work: Eleanor Greenhalgh (UK), Olia Lialina (RU), An Mertens (BE), Wendy Van Wynsberghe (BE), irational (UK), Men in grey (DE), Silvio Lorusso (IT) and Sebastian Schmieg (DE).

CPDP also supports one of its premier sponsors, the Flemish-Dutch House deBuren (“the neighbors”), with the organization of two public debates.

On 21 January 2014, there will be a debate on the information society with MEP Marietje Schaake (D66) and Stef van Grieken (Open State Foundation). The debate will focus on the understanding by citizens, politicians and journalists of the impact of technology on the information society and civil liberties.For more information, see http://www.deburen.eu/nl/programma/detail/aan-de-knoppen-1-de-netwerksam...

On 23 January, there will be a privacy debate with Professor Paul De Hert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Bas Heijne (NRC Handelsblad), and which will be moderated by Krisfof Clerix (Mondiaal Nieuws). The debate will focus on “The Future of Privacy” in the Low Countries.For more information, see http://www.deburen.eu/nl/programma/detail/wat-is-de-toekomst-van-de-privacy

For more information about the art exhibition, see http://www.cpdpconferences.org/SideEvents.html#Art 

 For more information about the public debates, see http://www.deburen.eu/nl/http://www.cpdpconferences.org/SideEvents.html#topCPDP