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Since its creation in 2003, the interdisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) has focused upon the articulations of law, science, technology, ethics and society, taking technological developments and their consequences as a starting point. Although LSTS’s core expertise is legal, it also has a strong track record in legal theory, philosophy (of law, of sciences and of technology) and it notably engages in criminological (surveillance and security), science and society studies (STS). LSTS’s challenges include studying and (re)thinking the constitutive and legal framework of democracies in relation to contemporary scientific and technological developments that seem to confront individuals with irreversible decision-making processes with a major impact on their lives.
LSTS nurtures a bottom-up interdisciplinary approach, whereby disciplinary scientific (legal, criminological, sociological, technological, etc.) practices and research meet, seek mutual interest and understanding, and build up articulations that remain respectful of the different constraints of the disciplines involved, their own way of constructing questions and issues and their mutual impacts.
LSTS, initially led by Serge Gutwirth and Paul De Hert, and currently under the direction of Gloria González Fuster and Mireille Hildebrandt, has grown to become an internationally recognonised centre of excellence on issues such as privacy, data protection law, and well beyond. It brings together an impressive group of reseachers and affiliated researchers, contributes to numerous research projects, and is robustly committed to education. LSTS is also very proud to be the main organiser of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) International Conference, and supports a variety of internal and external events. LSTS is part of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS).
Over the years, LSTS has witnessed the emergence of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), the Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab), the Privacy Salon, the Cyber and Data Security Lab (CDSL) and the Health and Ageing Law Lab (HALL). The ERC project COHUBICOL is also located at LSTS. LSTS further hosts the Chair in Fundamental Rights and the Digital Transformation and the Chair in Surveillance Studies.
- legal aspects of science and technology studies
- data protection
- artificial intelligence
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1/10/22 → 30/09/25
2/09/22 → 1/09/24
EUAR93: Data4Food2030 : Pathways towards a fair, inclusive and innovative Data Economy for Sustainable Food Systems
1/09/22 → 31/08/26
Zomignani Barboza, J., Van Baelen, A., D'Agostino, S., Ellyne, E., Van Erdeghem, R., Van Vooren, E., Briere, C., Navasartian, A., Vrancken, M. & De Hert, P., 2023, (In preparation) European Union Fundamental Rights Agency.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
A democratic alternative to the Digital Services Act's handshake between States and online platforms to tackle disinformationDe Hert, P. & Chomczyk Penedo, A., 11 Jan 2022, EU Law Analysis 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist/vulgarizing publication › Blog › ResearchOpen Access
Duarte Nicolau, T., 14 Apr 2022, European Data Protection Law Review, 8/2022, 1, p. 156-158 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist/vulgarizing publication › Book/film/article reviewFile
An Empirical Study on Mediation in Civil and Commercial Disputes in Europe: The Mediation Service Providers PerspectiveGiacalone, M. & Salehi, S. S., 2022, In: Revista ítalo-española de Derecho Procesal. 2, 40 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Giacalone, M., 2022, Advances on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing: 3PGCIC 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems. Springer, Cham, Vol. 571. p. 240–248 9 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference paper
Will data spaces enable or limit AI automated decision making for EU finances? Opportunities and regulatory challenges13 Oct 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a conferenceFile
Gloria Gonzalez Fuster (Member of programme committee)2022 → …
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Alessandro Ortalda (Speaker)5 Apr 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a conference
Alessandro Ortalda (Speaker)25 May 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a workshop/seminar