Since 2008, every year in Brussels, the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference gathers policy makers, academics, computer scientists, consultants, practitioners and activists from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss emerging issues in information technology, privacy, data protection and law. During three days of the conference, relevant topics are discussed by eminent speakers participating in several panels and workshops. Various side-events are organised as well.

Joining a number of outstanding academic institutions, including several prestigious American and European organisations, CREATe is partnering with CPDP for this year’s event. For CPDP 2014, CREATe is organising a panel entitled ‘Post-Mortem Privacy: Exploring Deceased’s interests in a Digital World’. The panel will be chaired by Prof Michael Birnhack from Tel Aviv University and moderated by Irina Baraliuc from Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Amongst other panellists representing different UK and European universities and various disciplines (Damien McCallig, Galway University; Elaine Kasket, British Psychological Society; Jan Bikker and Wendy Moncur, University of Dundee), CREATe’s PhD student Edina Harbinja (University of Strathclyde) is giving a talk on the issues surrounding post-mortem privacy in the digital realm. The panel ams to tackle and explain how the competing privacy interests of the deceased, bereaved family, heirs and society should be dealt with following death.

For more information about CPDP 2014 see the conference website.

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