event archive

02.06 - 02.06.20
C4DT workshops

C4DT technical training on Calypso

C4DT’s Factory provides a hands-on technical training for C4DT partners on a tool called Calypso. This tool allows to store secrets on a blockchain, and to dynamically update the access control. The hands-on training has been initiated by a request from SICPA. They were looking for a way to store the private keys used in their identity solution based on W3C DIDs.

The Calypso tool helps to delegate access to these secret keys. A user can for example define a set of 5 friends she trusts. Then if the user loses her key, she can ask her friends to generate a new key for her. If 3 or more friends are convinced that the request is valid, the system will create a new key.

Please note that this event is for C4DT partners only.

The event is done over Zoom, and the program is as follows:

June 2nd 2020:
13:00 – Introduction to the problem, explication of the solution
13:30 – More in-depth explanation of the solution
14:00 – Hands-on: participants create their own identities
14:30 – Hands-on: creation of secrets on the blockchain
15:30 – Hands-on: sharing of secrets and recovery of keys
16:30 – Question and Answers
17:00 – End

other conferences

AMLD 2021 Track AI & Democracy

With the massive use of Fake News and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the general public is aware that AI can harm democratic processes. But on its bright side, can machine learning help us to better understand and improve democracy?

Applied Machine Learning Days at EPFL in 2021 will consists of monthly thematically focussed conferences on machine learning and artificial intelligence with top speakers from around the world. The AI & Democracy track explores the challenges and opportunities that lie at the intersection of politics, law, and machine learning – beyond Fake News and Cambridge Analytica. Open Government Initiatives have opened access to vast amounts of data that political scientists, lawmakers, legal experts, journalists, and data scientists exploit to gain insights into political and legal processes.

For more information please click here.

Monday, January 25th 2021, 09h00-17h00, online

other seminars

2020 Brussels Privacy Symposium (virtual) on Research and the Personal Data Protection under GDPR

The Brussels Privacy Hub of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Future of Privacy Forum cordially invite you to the 2020 Brussels Privacy Symposium. 2 panels will discuss the research and the protection of personal data under the GDPR. The topic of the first panel is “Complex Interactions: the GDPR, Data Protection and Research”, while the sencond panel will discuss the topic “Using Sensitive Data in Research to Counter (Hidden) Bias and Discrimination”.
To view the full agenda & for more information visit FPF’s Brussels Privacy Symposium webpage.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2020, 14:00-17:15 (CEST), online

other conferences

Webinar on Contact Tracing & Giant Data Collectors: A Journey from Utopia to Dystopia

The second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic is surging in the world.  Many countries had high expectations from digital contact tracing as a means to improve the efficiency of the manual tracing. In this webinar renowned international experts present their research results and views on solutions for digital contact tracing. We critically discuss the deployed solutions with respect to their security, privacy and effectiveness. In particular, we discuss the risks and threats of using solutions that are provided by giant data collectors. The event is supported by the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG).

Participation is free of charge. In order to register and to see the full agenda please click here.

December 1st 2020, 13h-18h30, online