On 26 January 2021, Joris van Hoboken and Jill Toh, moderated two separate sessions at Privacy Camp 2021, an annual conference held the day before the start of CPDP 2021.
Joris van Hoboken moderated a workshop “Teach me how to hurdle: Empowering data subjects beyond the template“, with Olivier Matter (EDPS Office), René Mahieu (LSTS/VUB), Safa Ghnaim (Tactical Tech) and Ana Pop Stefanija, (SMIT, VUB). The workshop explored ways in which individuals can self-organise and help each other, or help others in their community, for the exercise of data protection rights. It was organised in connection with the Repair Cafés for Digital Rights – BXL initiative. View more about the workshop here.
Jill Toh moderated a panel “Platform resistance and data rights“, with Bama Athreya (Open Society Foundation), Gloria Gonzalez Fuster (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Rebekah Overdorf (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). The panel explored how data rights can, and should, empower people, in order to challenge the unilateral reconfiguration of group dynamics and communities by platform companies. View more about the panel here.