29 August 2018

Data protection for scientific research: Which preliminary findings under the GDPR?


As data-based research permeates almost all fields of science, personal data protection has become a crucial dimension of scientific practice. This was notably brought to the fore by the Cambridge Analytica / Facebook scandal, enabled by massive data collection practices originally emanating from the academic world. The question remains of how to effectively address the challenges in the area, and the role of data protection law, (data) research ethics, or research integrity, in this regard.


This lunch event will open up a discussion on the current state of data protection in scientific research, taking stock of current developments in light of the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and looking into persistent gaps. It is organised in collaboration with the Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research (PRINTEGER) project.


12:00 – 12:30: Light lunch

12:30 – 13:45: Panel chaired by Serge Gutwirth (LSTS,VUB), followed by open discussion.

Speakers: Marlon Domingus (Data Protection Officer, Erasmus University Rotterdam), Audrey Van Scharen (Data Protection Officer, VUB), Jef Ausloos (Legal Researcher, CiTiP, KU Leuven), Gloria González Fuster (LSTS/BPH, VUB)



Time: 12:00 - 13:45 (lunch included)

Venue: Lisbon Conference Room, Lower Ground Floor, Institue for European Studies, VUB, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels

Registration: The event is free to attend, but due to limited capacity, registration is required. Should you encounter difficulties with the online registration, please contact info@brusselsprivacyhub.eu

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