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Members of the CRISP consortium have been involved in a series of past events. Further information about their participation, including (where possible) copies of papers and presentations will be posted on this page.

16 May 2016 – Blaž Pavšič and Jernej Dirnbek (IPRS) presented CRISP project in the context of a lecture on biometrics and data protection at the Meeting of Central Eastern European Data Protection Authorities 2016 in Sarajevo.  The presentation is available here.

22 April 2016 – Thordis Sveinsdottir (TRI) presented the conference paper “Can trust in surveillance technologies be enhanced through certification?: Lessons from the CRISP project”, at the 7th Biennial Surveillance & Society Conference: Surrveillance: Power, performance and Trust.  Conference is held in Barchelona, 21-23 April 2016.

11 and 12 April 2016 – Irene Kamara (VUB) presented CRISP research outcomes from WP4 related to the analysis of existing certification schemes and the General Data Protection Regulation at the BILETA conference The conference, which is organised annually by the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, will be hosted by the University of Hertfordshire on 11th and 12th April. [Abstract]More information is available on the conference website.

8 March 2016 – Andrej Tomšič from IPRS presented CRISP in te context of The Future of Personal Data Protection in Europe at the 4th Cloud Security Alliacne Summit for CEE, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

29 January 2016– CRISP panel at the CPDP conference in Brussels.  Recording of the session available here.

CRISP successfully organised a panel at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference on 29th January in Brussels. The topic of the discussion was “Citizen security v. data security: the role of standardisation in bridging the gap”. The topic is highly related to the work of CRISP and the so called trade-off between privacy and security is an issue that often arises in the research and various workshops. Citizen and infrastructure security on the one hand, and the rights to privacy and personal data protection on the other, have been widely discussed in opposition to each other. There are mixed feelings in society: low tolerance of risk and high feelings of insecurity vs. sensitivity toward unnecessary interferences into the private sphere.

Technical standards and certification have been developing in both fields. Traditionally, security is an area for standardisation activity. Recently, privacy seals and data protection standards have also been developed at international and European level. In particular, in the forthcoming GDPR, standards and seals have a prominent role in facilitating compliance with the law. Starting from the re-evaluation of the relationship of the two concepts of security and privacy, the panel will assess the role of technical standards and certification as a facilitator of both citizen security and personal data protection.

The discussion revolved around the following questions:

  • Privacy and security: priority, balance or trade-off?
  • Are there “good” and “evil” security technologies?
  • Can standardisation and certification play a role in balancing the two concepts?
  • What are the perspectives and limitations of such an approach?

The panel was chaired by the CRISP Project Coordinator, Mr. Ronald Boon, and moderated by Mrs. Diana Alonso Blas, Data Protection Officer and Head of the Data Protection Service at Eurojust. The speakers were prof. Knut Blind, Professor of Innovation Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Technische Universitaet Berlin, chair of standardisation at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University and CRISP partner, prof. Cristina Pauner, Professor of Constitutional Law at the Universitat Jaume I and CRISP partner, Mrs. Gabriela Bodea, senior policy researcher with TNO and Mr. Bardo Schettini Gherardini, Director of Legal Affairs of CEN and CENELEC.

A few words about the conference: CPDP is a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. The platform was joined in the following years by the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique and the Fraunhofer Institut für System und Innovationsforschung and has now grown into a platform carried by 20 academic centers of excellence from the EU, the US and beyond. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world. http://www.cpdpconferences.org/#About

The recording of the session will be soon available and a link will be provided here. We will also upload a brief summary of each speaker’s main points during the panel discussion.

9 December 2015 – Irene Kamara presented the paper Kamara, I., Sveinsdottir, T. and Wurster, S. (2015) Raising Trust in Security Products and Systems through Standardisation and Certification: The CRISP Approach, at ITU Kaleidoscope 2015 – Trust in the Information Society, Madrid, 9-11 December 2015. (Conference proceedings available on the Kaleidoscope Website) This paper received the award for third best paper at the conference.

9 December 2015 –  Cristina Pauner presented the paper Pauner, C., Kamara, I., and Viguri, J. (2015) Drones. Current challenges and standardisation solutions in the field of privacy and data protection at the ITU Kaleidoscope 2015 – Trust in the Information Society, Madrid, 9-11 December 2015. (Conference proceedings available on the Kaleidoscope Website)

7 October 2015 – Nathalie Hirschmann (TUB-CTS) gave a presentation on the evaluation and certification methodology at the DKE-Workshop “Konformitätsbewertungsbedarf Informationssicherheit” in Frankfurt am Main (Germany

22 September 2015 – Andrej Tomšič (IPRS) gave a presentation of CRISP at the Smartdoc conference in Ljubljana. Link: http://smartdoc.si/

14 September 2015 – Irene Kamara (VUB) presented the CRISP project and its link to M/530 in the CEN-CENELEC JWG 8 ‘Privacy management in products and services’ meeting on 14th September in Paris

5 June 2015 – Irene Kamara (VUB) represented CRISP at the Internet Privacy Engingeering Network (IPEN) 2015 Workshop in Leuven.

24-27 May 2015 – Irene Kamara (VUB) gave a poster presentation on Privacy and Data Protection in the Design and Certification of Security Products in the 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) conference Kristiansand. Proceedings available at: http://iscram2015.uia.no/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Proceedings-Introduction.pdf

6-7 May 2015– Irene Kamara (VUB) attended the 5th European Civil Protection Forum 2015 in Brussels

16-17 April 2015 – Irene Kamara (VUB) represented the CRISP Project in the 2nd  ERNCIP Conference “Dissemination, Exploitation and New Initiatives”, in Brussels

16-17 April 2015 – Nathalie Hirschmann (TUB CTS) attended the CEN/TC 391 “Societal and Citizen Security” meeting in Prague, held at the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing (UNMZ).

18 and 19 March 2015 – Tim Pohlmann (TUB-Inno) exhibited at the CeBIT, fair in Hannover, Germany, the worldwide biggest IT fair.

17 March 2015 – Irene Kamara (VUB) and Tim Pohlmann (TUB-Inno) participated in Innovation in a European Digital Market, The Role of Patents, in Brussels.

30 October 2014 – Jolien van Zetten, NEN and Irene Kamara (VUB) represented CRISP at Standards: Your Innovation Bridge a workshop held by CENELEC and supported by the European Commission.

19 June 2014 – Jolien van Zetten (NEN) and Thordis Sveinsdottir (TRI)  attended “Discussion on a possible Commission initiative on Harmonisation of the Certification of Alarm Systems” at the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.

Past CRISP Workshops:

The first CRISP Workshop on Stakeholder Needs was held on 4th December 2014 in Amsterdam

This workshop aimed to ascertain the need for new standards and a European certification scheme to evaluate security products, systems and services. The workshop had 30 experts in attendance, from a variety of stakeholder groups, such as security industry, standardisation, certification and accreditation bodies, DPAs and  civil society.

A draft version of the research report for Work Package 3 (WP3) was distributed to attendees before the workshop for their review. The workshop will sought to validate its findings and come up with conclusions on the need for new standards and certification schemes to evaluate security products, systems and services.

The workshop was divided into presentations, and smaller discussion groups which delivered interesting and useful insights into the current state of certification, and ways forward for the CRISP certification scheme.  We want to thank everyone who participated.

Findings from the workshop will be presented in the WP3 report, which will be available here on the website in March 2015.


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