The Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments, or d.pia.lab, connects basic, methodological and applied research, provides training and delivers policy advice related to impact assessments in the areas of innovation and technology development. Whilst legal aspects of privacy and personal data protection constitute our core expertise, the Laboratory mobilises other disciplines including ethics, philosophy, surveillance studies and science, technology & society (STS) studies. Established in November 2015, the Laboratory constitutes a part of and builds upon the experience of the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.
The d.pia.lab Network brings together experts from all over the world to exchange knowledge, viewpoints and developments on privacy and data protection impact assessments. The Laboratory also invites academics, researchers, practitioners and activists to work together as Visiting scholars.
- We have received new funding for the project that allows us to further develop the concept of “risk to a right” by debiasing the concept of risk in data protection law. The project is titled: “Risk as a subjective phenomenon.
- We are looking for a new PhD researcher for the project on ‘Risk as a subjective phenomenon. Integrating cognitive science into the concept of risk in European data protection law’.
Director of d.pia.lab Professor Niels van Dijk signs letter to include a fundamental rights impact assessment in the future regulation on artificial intelligenceThe Brussels Privacy Hub, along with more than 150 esteemed academics from across Europe and beyond, is urging the inclusion of a fundamental rights impact assessment (FRIA) in the forthcoming EU Artificial Intelligence Regulation (AI Act).