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#PrivacyCamp20: Technology and Activism

October 20, 2019 In Design News,Digital Freedom

The 8th annual Privacy Camp will take place in Brussels on 21 January 2020.

With the focus on ?Technology and Activism?, Privacy Camp 2020 will
explore the significant role digital technology plays in activism,
enabling people to bypass traditional power structures and fostering new
forms of civil disobedience, but also enhancing the surveillance power
of repressive regimes. Together with activists and scholars working at
the intersection of technology and activism, this event will cover a
broad range of topics from surveillance and censorship to civic
participation in policy-making and more.

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The call for panels invites classical panel submissions, but also
interactive formats such as workshops. We have particular interest in
providing space for discussions on and around social media and political
dissent, hacktivism and civil disobedience, the critical public sphere,
data justice and data activism, as well as commons, peer production, and
platform cooperativism, and citizen science. The deadline for proposing
a panel or a workshop is 10 November 2019.

In addition to traditional panel and workshop sessions, this year?s
Privacy Camp invites critical makers to join the debate on technology
and activism. We are hosting a Critical Makers Faire for counterculture
and DIY artists and makers involved in activism. The Faire will provide
a space to feature projects such as biohacking, wearables, bots, glitch
art, and much more. The deadline for submissions to the Makers Faire is
30 November.

Privacy Camp is an annual event that brings together digital rights
advocates, NGOs, activists, academics and policy-makers from Europe and
beyond to discuss the most pressing issues facing human rights online.
It is jointly organised by European Digital Rights (EDRi), Research
Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society at Vrije Universiteit
Brussel (LSTS-VUB), the Institute for European Studies at Universit?
Saint-Louis ? Bruxelles (USL-B), and Privacy Salon.

Privacy Camp 2020 takes place on 21 January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.
Participation is free and registrations open in December.

Privacy Camp 2020: Call for submissions

Privacy Camp

(Contribution by Dean Willis, EDRi intern)