[PET] Final announcement: Privacy Technology week in Leuven July 21-25

Claudia Diaz claudia.diaz at esat.kuleuven.be
Thu Jul 17 16:38:25 BST 2008

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Dear colleague,

A series of privacy technology events will take place in Leuven
(Belgium) on the week July 21-25 2008, and we would like to kindly
invite you to participate. You can still register through our website 
(https://www.cosic.esat.kuleuven.be/pets/registrationform.shtml), and 
on-site registration at the registration desk will also be possible.

The PET Symposium is the leading international event for the latest
research on privacy and anonymity technologies. This year, four other
privacy-related events are co-located with PETS 2008, including the
Workshop On Trustworthy Elections (WOTE 2008) and the closing workshop
of the EU FP6 PRIME project (Privacy and Identity Management for Europe).

At the PET Symposium, besides the presentation of high-quality technical
research papers, there will be a discussion panel moderated by Caspar
Bowden (Microsoft) where four leading legal and policy experts will 
discuss various aspects of data minimisation, proportionality and 
necessity in privacy systems.

Paul de Hert - http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/people/Dehert/index.shtml
Eleni Kosta - http://www.law.kuleuven.be/icri/people.php?id=89
Benjamin Goold - http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/admissions/fellows/gooldb/
Gordon Nardell - http://www.39essex.co.uk/index.php?case_id=001480

Some of the questions that will be explored in this panel include: To
what extent do the ECHR, data protection laws, and other instruments
impose obligations on parties to use technology to minimize the
processing of personal data for a legitimate purpose? If an information
system can be designed using a variety of alternate mechanisms, and
there exist advanced techniques which can accomplish the legitimate and
intended function using fewer personal data, to what extent does data
protection and human rights law require their adoption? How does the
answer differ at national, EU, and Council of Europe level, and on which
parties do obligations fall? If the argument is made that the
application of some privacy enhancing technologies to particular systems
could hinder the present or future performance of law enforcement
investigations or public security functions, to what extent can these
considerations vitiate a human rights mandate to improve protection of
privacy through innovative technology? What criteria and tests will
courts use to decide these questions?


PETS'08 (8th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium): July 23-25, 2008

Co-located events:

EU PRIME closing workshop: July 21, 2008
ADAPID workshop: July 22 (morning), 2008
FIDIS workshop: July 22 (afternoon), 2008
WOTE'08 (Workshop On Trustworthy Elections): July 22-23, 2008


You can register by filling the form at:

An overview of the co-located events is available at:

More information on PETS'08 (program, travel and hotel information,
etc.) can be found at: http://petsymposium.org/2008/

Looking forward to welcoming you in Leuven,

Claudia Diaz

General Chair PETS 2008

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