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Geert Lovink on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:53:35 +0200 (CEST)


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Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2012

The Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2012 (www.apc2012.org) will be held from 7-10 October: a four-day privacy conference with interdisciplinarity and social relevance as spearheads. Topical issues to take centre stage include cloud computing, privacy by design, cookies, the economic value of personal data, social networks, security and anti-terrorism measures, privacy and medical data, consumers’ perceptions and appraisal of privacy, privacy regulation and the redefinition of privacy in a rapidly changing information society.

Many international experts from diverse disciplines will be speaking at the conference: Alessandro Acquisti, renowned for his research into the psychology behind and consumers’ attitudes regarding their privacy; Ross Anderson, IT specialist in security systems, including those of medical record systems and smart meters; Jacob Applebaum, an internationally acclaimed hacker who was involved in Wikileaks; Peter Hustinx, chairman of the European Data Protection Supervisor; Sandra Petronio, the originator of Communication Privacy Management theory; and Priscilla Regan, author of the book, ‘Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values and Public Policy’.

In addition, the conference is hosting over 30 specialist panels and sessions that are sub-divided into six themes: Economics of Privacy, Privacy and Security, Privacy in the Information Society, Privacy and Technology, the Value and Principles of Privacy and Privacy and Healthcare. There will also be sessions on the position of civil rights organisations in the privacy discourse, presentations of empirical research on consumers’ behaviour with regard to their personal data and a practical session: bring your own device and learn how to hack. More than 150 academics with a large variety of backgrounds will actively contribute to the conference by means of presentations, panels and debates.

The opening day of the conference on Sunday 7 October features a public lecture that also falls within the theme of the UvA’s 380th anniversary year. The day will be opened by Dymph van den Boom, Rector Magnificus of the UvA, and Lodewijk Asscher, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam. Helen Nissenbaum, who recently published the bestseller, ‘Privacy in Context’, will give the public lecture, which examines the role of privacy in modern society. Following this, a panel composed of Jacob Kohnstamm, chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority and the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Simon Davies, founder of the civil rights organisation Privacy International, and Alma Whitten, Google's Director of Privacy, will respond to the lecture and will debate with each other and the audience. The lecture will be given in the University Auditorium.

The programme of the remaining days will be held in the monumental Felix Meritis building and the university library, both situated in the centre of Amsterdam.

Conference registration at: www.apc2012.org (students & PhD students: € 125; academics, civil servants & NGOs: € 225; lawyers, notaries & private sector: € 550).


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