Deadline: 18 November 2018
Open to: civil society, policy-makers and academia
Venue: 9 January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium
Privacy Camp will take place on 29 January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, just before the start of the CPDP conference. Privacy Camp brings together civil society, policy-makers, and academia to discuss existing and looming problems for human rights in the digital environment.
Privacy Camp 2019 will focus on digital platforms, their societal impact and political significance. Due to the rise of a few powerful companies such as Uber, Facebook, Amazon or Google, the term “platform” has moved beyond its initial computational meaning of technological architecture and has come to be understood as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Platforms are said to facilitate and shape human interactions, thus becoming important economic and political actors. While the companies offering platform services are increasingly the target of the regulative action, they are also considered as allies of national and supranational institutions in enforcing policies voluntarily and gauging political interest and support. Digital platforms employ business models that rely on the collection of large amounts of data and the use of advanced algorithms, which raise concerns about their surveillance potential and their impact on political events. Increasingly rooted in the daily life of many individuals, platforms monetize social interactions and turn to questionable labor practices. Many sectors and social practices are being “platformised”, from public health to security, from news to entertainment services. Lately, some scholars have conceptualized this phenomenon as “platform capitalism” or “platform society”.
Privacy Camp 2019 will unpack the implications of “platformisation” for the socio-political fabric, human rights, and policy making. In particular, how does the platform logic shape our experiences and the world we live in? How do institutional actors attempt to regulate platforms? In what ways do the affordances and constraints of platforms shape how people share and make use of their data?
- Indicate a clear objective for your session, i.e. what would be a good outcome for you?;
- Indicate other speakers that could participate in your panel (and let us know which speaker has already confirmed, at least in principle, to participate);
- Make it as participative as possible, think about how to include the audience and diverse actors. Note that the average panel length is 75 minutes;
- Send us a description of no more than 400 words.
Participation is free. Registrations will open in early December.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.