Leuven.Inc seminar 'Big Data: legal, privacy and information security issues'

This seminar is an organization of Leuven.Inc, supported by LSEC and L-ICT.

ICT services such as Saas, cloud computing and social media have led to a real data explosion. Every day, exa-bytes of data are being generated and this trend is only increasing. Nowadays, big data plays an important role in statistical analysis, (user) profiling, etc., and even allows companies to make real-time forecasts and decisions. This technology offers unique opportunities and has been an enabler for applications such as DNA sequencing, data mining, personalised services on social media, etc. Big data even improves security services such as fraud detection. Nevertheless, besides these clear benefits related to big data, one should be careful, as with many other new technological developments, to avoid some common pitfalls stemming from security and privacy issues. There are some practical obstacles related to both legal, technical, ethical and even socio-economical challenges. For example, from a legal point of view, one could wonder who owns the user (profiling) data: is it the user himself or the service provider? Is it even legal or correct from an ethical point of view to profile customers and gather big data? And how to use technology to enhance the user's privacy?

These and many other questions will be discussed in this seminar. The goal is to give an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects related to security and privacy of big data. This will allow companies, policy makers and researchers to get a clear view on legal and ethical requirements, and learn the state-of-the-art and innovative technical solutions designed to improve the security and privacy level of services and applications based on big data. We end the seminar with a concrete business case which shows how security and privacy of big data is being addressed already today.

Practical aspects

Date: Tuesday 18 March 2014
Location: Park-Inn Hotel, Martelarenlaan 36, 3010 Kessel-Lo - Suggestion parking: "Parking Station" (Martelarenlaan)


14h00: Registration and coffee
14h30: Welcome by Leuven.Inc and LSEC
14h40: General introduction of the topic and chairman of the day
Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO LSEC
15h00: Big Data: Legal issues
Patrick Van Eecke, Prof. University of Antwerp and Lawyer DLA Piper
15h30: Technical solutions for enhancing privacy in Online Social Networks
Claudia Diaz, Assistant Professor COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography) / ESAT KU Leuven
16h00: Coffee break
16h30: Big Data: Moving from classic information security to agile security (governance) model
Erik Luysterborg, EMEA Data Protection & Privacy Leader, Deloitte
17h00: Businesscase: Secure tablet access to sensitive care data - how Pyxicare makes privacy usable
Bert Paepen, Founder Pyxima
17h30: Q & A
17h45: Drinks and networking

 The interventions will be held in English

Participation fee

60 euro (excl. VAT): researchers affiliated and billable to academic institutes
120 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc
150 euro (excl. VAT): all others

Participation in our activities at -50% discount via KMO-portefeuille
Pijler OPLEIDING: Leuven#Inc Approval number DV.O106761
More info:
KMO portefeuille request: for this seminar you indicate 4 training hours


Registrations before Wednesday 12 March 2014, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*

* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.



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