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Mirror Room


During the conference you will be able to visit the ‘Mirror Room’. When you enter the ‘We are data Mirror room’, you step into a magical area. You experience fun and exciting things; but it’s also a smart area, where visitors are watched and monitored without them knowing. The ‘We are data Mirror room’ examines how far technology might enter into your private domain. ‘We are data’ is aimed at finding out how deep technology can penetrate your private life for you to still feel comfortable. When does it become intimidating and when does it cross a line? In the ‘Mirror Room’, you experience what it’s like to become data, and you’re free to choose what personal data you keep to yourself.

“WE ARE DATA hacks the mind”

The tracks


Privacy track and PLSC-Europe
Healthcare track
Intellectual Property track
Data Science track
Alumni trackPaul de Hert



Paul de Hert is full professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and associated professor at Tilburg University. His main area of expertise is data protection law. With a background in criminal law he concentrates on topics such as enforcement and sanctioning within this area of law. De Hert has written several reports on behalf of the European Parliament and the Commission and often delivers talks at various gatherings, such as the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications, and the Council of Europe Committee on Data Protection, among others. He has published in European Journal of International Law, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Computer Law & Security Review and International Data Privacy Law. 



‘The GDPR principles and solutions as a framework for gatekeeping in the Big Data Economy’

This presentation looks at the impact of big data and draws conclusions on how legal frameworks can be adapted, using data protection as a case study. Big data practices affect interactions between different actors and can thereby also unsettle the legal frameworks regulating these interactions. The capacity to link and analyze data on a large scale has turned data into a network good. Positive network effects are an incentive for data-intensive business models. Data-driven business processes further involve a shift from limited, time-bound transactions to continuous services. These larger data flows penetrate an actor's boundaries and affects its gatekeeping functions. They result in an enlarged, fine-grained visibility of actors, which can be subjected to faster and targeted actions.







Lokke Moerel
Rachel Marbus
Mark Wijnhoven
Simone Fennell
Aleksandrina Banusheva


















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