The Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) is hosting a Doctoral Seminar series, providing a platform for PhD candidates working on privacy and data protection topics at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) to present and discuss their work in progress.
These seminars aim to create an environment where PhD students can enhance their skills in presenting and debating their scientific research, regardless of their current research stage. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to receive valuable feedback and engage in discussions with their peers and experts in the fields of privacy and data protection.
Each seminar includes a short presentation by the PhD candidate, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. Seminars are also open to external participants. Find more information here.
On 26 October 2023, 13:00h - 14:00h CET, LSTS PhD researcher Pia Groenewolt will present her research on ‘‘Exploring the Legal Landscape and (ir)regulation Behind the Data Economy in Food Systems’.
Abstract: The agro-food industry has been developed for years and has increasingly become reliant on digital innovations to 'enhance' all processes involved in food systems. As a result a large economy of data has emerged around the industry. In this digital age, data is the new oil, a resource to be exploited develop new models predicting the best way to farm a field, to deliver food, ensure food arrives on grocery store in time before they rot, to plan to reduce food waste, and quite importantly develop policies based on data-driven evidence. In order to understand the digital economy and its impact on food systems in Europe, it is crucial to consider the economics of information and data. In data regulation players in the data economy are defined by their role as a creator, collectors, holders, controllers, and processors of data and all these roles have a respected set of rights.
The link to this seminar will be sent to the LSTS mailing list in due course. If you're interested in participating but are not part of that mailing list, you can register by sending an email to Pablo.Rodrigo.Trigo.Kramcsak@vub.be.