This blog shares research and discussion from the Information Law and Policy Centre, based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, which launched in spring 2015.

The Centre is concerned with the law and policy of information and data, and explores the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing and dissemination of different types of information.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, data access and ownership rights, data privacy and confidentiality, freedom of information, legal publishing (both free-to-internet and commercial), preservation and management of legal information, internet and social media regulation (in terms of content, access, and ownership) and the malicious use and misuse of data. It will also look at trends in scholarly communication, as they relate to legal studies.

Its aim is to promote and facilitate cross-disciplinary law and policy research, in collaboration with a variety of national and international institutions.

Our new director, Dr Nora Ni Loideain, takes up her post in May 2017. In the meantime, for more information, or to express interest in future involvement, please contact our part-time research assistant, Dr Daniel Bennett: daniel.bennett@sas.ac.uk.