Processing personal data is according to the GDPR only allowed with informed consent of the user (person involved). To get that informed consent it is required to be transparent about what personal data is processed and why it is processed. The user must be able to access this data, edit, delete or transfer it when he/she demands that.

Decision tree (GDPR tool)

In cooperation with the TU/e we have developed a decision tree that provides insights in what needs to be done to get informed consent regarding the GDPR law. The tool can be used from two perspectives:

User perspective:
The user perspective will give you insights if the organisation processes your personal data regarding the GDPR law.

Company perspective:
The company perspective will give you insights of what an organisation needs to do to properly process personal data of its users regarding the GDPR law.

Starting with informed consent is mandatory but does not say anything about technical implementations or security. Fourtress is also a member of Brainport Techlaw to work together with other technical companies and lawyers to stay informed of new developments in the field of tech and law and to take the necessary actions.

Do you ask for informed consent the way the GDPR prescribes? Or do you want to know as a user if an organisation meets the requirements for informed consent according to the GDPR?

Test it with our tool!

How do you translate an artistic vision into a technical implementation? That was our main challenge to tackle throughout the E.E.G. kiss project. What started as a nice idea ‘programming a kiss’ related to the 15th anniversary of Fourtress, turned into a full-scale project.

In the beginning we were tackling the very basics, such as getting a proper readout of the raw E.E.G. data from the headset. Less than one year later, we have implemented a complete platform in Python code with various filters and adjustable for multiple sensor types. On top of that, we built an engine in C++ code that runs the visual and audio feedback of the EEG kiss.

Apart from the technical challenges in the project, we got a lot of satisfaction from the interaction with professional artists. We are very proud knowing that the result of our efforts will travel around the world in the form of an artistic installation.