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DCC event: 'As closed as necessary...' How to design for privacy in research.

When:Tu 31-05-2022 14:30 - 17:00
Where:van Swinderen Huys
How to achieve privacy by design in research?
How to achieve privacy by design in research?

From research to everyday life, privacy is a hot topic and an increasing social concern. How aware are we of privacy risks? How can privacy regulations contribute to more effective and fairer science?


14:15 - Walk-in and welcome
14:30 - Privacy Is Hard And Some Other Myths
            Prof. Dr Jaap-Henk Hoepman
15:15 -Nuisance or blessing? Privacy from a researcher's perspective
            Prof. Dr Louise Meijering
16:00 - A word from the DCC and plenary discussion
            Dr Jorn Seubers
16:30 - Drinks

Our Speakers:

Prof. Dr Jaap-Henk Hoepman has been involved in privacy and privacy-enhancing technology long before it became a widespread public concern. In his talk, he will discuss some of the myths surrounding privacy (like "I have nothing to hide" and "We are not collecting personal data" or "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."). All to show that technological developments have had a tremendous impact on our privacy, but also can be used to protect our privacy. If only the systems we use are designed in a different manner.

Prof. Dr Louise Meijering leads a research team that investigates mobility in relation to well-being in later life, using spatial and qualitative data. Since she works with 'vulnerable groups' and sensitive data she encounters challenges around data management and privacy. To address these challenges, she has conducted several Data Protection Impact Assessments. In her talk, she will share her experiences as a researcher and team lead.