The International Workshop on Privacy, Security, IT and the Law

to be held in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2014 –

8th – 12th September 2014
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Fribourg, Switzerland

In a world where the processing of personal data of all kinds is increasing at an enormous speed, data protection gets more and more important. Privacy and data protection cannot be thought without information security. In a digital world information security is an indispensable means to ensure privacy of information which is stored or being processed or transmitted. But it is important to note that data protection and information security are not the same: Ensuring data protection requires more than ‘only’ properly securing the data. Hence a specific but not separate perspective of privacy has to be taken. This is the purpose of The International Workshop on Privacy, Security, IT and the Law which aims to bringing together international legal and data protection researchers with the information security research community to the benefit for both fields.

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:
Legal aspects of information security
The relationship of privacy and information security
Data protection in security research
Legal implications of anonymisation/deanonymisation
Privacy by Design (PbD, integration of privacy into the software development process)
Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)
Privacy impact assessments (PIAs)
Security requirements in data protection legislation
Privacy aspects of smart systems and profiling
Automated consent in data protection
Privacy aspects of identity management
Legal aspects of Big Data
Legal aspects of Cloud Computing
Legal aspects of social networks

however, all contributions should have a legal focus.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 14th, 2014 extended to April 30th, 2014
Author Notification May 19th, 2014
Author Registration June 10th, 2014
Proceedings Version June 16th, 2014
Conference September 8th – 12th, 2014
Workshop Chairs

Walter Hötzendorfer
University of Vienna, Austria

Program Committee

Martina Arioli, Attorney-at-Law, Zurich, Switzerland
Christian Hawellek, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Walter Hötzendorfer (Chair), University of Vienna, Austria
Dariusz Kloza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Franz Kummer, Weblaw AG, Switzerland
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Christof Tschohl, Research Institute – Center for Digital Human Rights, Austria


The submission guidelines valid for the PrIScILa workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.