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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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EUAR155: GATHERINGS: COMMON STANDARDS FOR SECURITY, PRIVACY AND COST OF THE SURVEILLANCE OF PUBLIC GATHERINGS
1/10/23 → 30/09/26
OZR4175: Bilateral cooperation within the framework of a joint doctoral project: benchfee for joint PhD VUB - UnB, MORAES Thiago
4/07/23 → 17/09/27
Li, W. & Quinn, P., Apr 2024, In: Computer Law & Security Review. 52, 13 p., 105913.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Accessibility Statements and Data Protection Notices: What Can Data Protection Law Learn from the Concept of Accessibility?Gkotsopoulou, O., 1 Jun 2023, Privacy and Identity Management. Privacy and Identity 2022. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Bieker, F., Meyer, J., Pape, S., Schiering, I. & Weich, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 184–197 14 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 671 IFIP).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Research › peer-review
A critical look at science-based policy-making during the covid-19 pandemic. The case of EU covid passes and lessons learned for the futureFabcic Povse, D., 2023, In: Population medicine. 5, supplement, p. 475 1 p., A1654.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract (Journal)
Gonzalez Fuster, G., 2023
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile
Amato, F., Barolli, L., Cozzolino, G., Ferraro, A. & Giacalone, M., 2023, Advances on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing, 3PGCIC 2022: 3PGCIC 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems. Barolli, L. (ed.). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Vol. 571. p. 240-248 9 p. (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems; vol. 571 LNNS).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference paper › Research
Bárbara da Rosa Lazarotto (Speaker)13 Apr 2023
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a conference
Rocco Saverino (Member of programme committee)27 Jan 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Bram Visser (Organiser)15 Feb 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participating in or organizing a public lecture/debate
Simone Casiraghi (Speaker)10 Feb 2023
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a workshop/seminar