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    Palace of the Academies
    Rue Ducale 1
    1000 Brussels

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RSE/KVAB Workshop: Privacy, Healthcare and Data Science

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The internet, big data and social networks have changed our everyday lives and much more is to come. The possibilities are endless but what threats to our privacy lurk in the digital world around us? How should data science be applied to sensitive health-related information?

On May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR that will become active in the entire EU, and this has rightfully focussed the attention on our privacy. A solid understanding of the problems, issues, benefits and values can help to bring better services to the general public and still take profit of the progress in ICT. Hence the workshop addresses a broad audience of stakeholders, media, data and ICT specialists, and journalists within the EU.

This workshop is the result of a new partnership with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB). The programme is largely based on two position papers published by KVAB in 2017 and translated to English in 2018. Participation is free of charge but please register on the KVAB website.


Chris Dibben, Chair in Geography, University of Edinburgh
Karolien Poels, Young Academy
Colin McCowan, Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, University of Glasgow
Frank Robben, CEO eHealth-platform Belgium, CBSS Belgium