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Information Law Group 2nd Annual ‘Work in Progress’ Workshop

The Information Law Group at the University of Sussex warmly invites you to their 2nd Annual ‘Work in Progress’ Workshop on Wednesday 3rd May.

The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss current research and receive feedback in a highly focused, informal environment.

The event is preceded by a PhD workshop (11-1pm) and followed by a lecture by Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol (5.30-6.30pm), entitled “The Role of Europol in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism”.

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2.00pm – 3.30pm “Challenges to Competition Law in Information Markets”

Chair: Dr Judith Townend (Sussex); Discussant: Prof Chris Marsden (Sussex)

  • Dr Konstantinos Stylianou (Leeds) “Redefining Normal Competition: The Case Study of the ICT Industry”
  • Dr Konstantina Bania (EBU, TILEC) “The role of consumer data in the enforcement of competition laws”
  • Dr Nico Zingales (Sussex) “The rise of ‘infomediaries’ and its implications for antitrust enforcement”

3.30pm – 4.00pm Coffee Break

4.00pm – 5.30pm “Intermediary Platform Responsibility”

Chair: Prof Chris Marsden (Sussex); Discussant: Orla Lynskey (LSE)

  • Dr Andres Guadamuz (Sussex), “Whatever happened to our dream of an empowering Internet (and how to get it back)”
  • Dr David Erdos (Cambridge), “Intermediary Publisher Responsibility for Third Party Rights in European Data Protection”
  • Dr Felipe Romero Moreno (Hertfordshire), “The fake-news phenomenon in the 2016 post-crisis digital era”

5.30pm – 6.30pm Lecture: Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol “The Role of Europol in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism”.

Conference: The Commonwealth and Challenges to Media Freedom

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4 Apr 2017, 10:00 to 5 Apr 2017, 18:00

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

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Description: Convenor: Sue Onslow, ICwS Senior Lecturer and Co-Investigator, The Oral History of the Commonwealth Project

This conference will draw together members of the Commonwealth Journalists Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers and Magistrates and Judges Association, as well as journalists and policy makers. The two day meeting will address government channels and information flows (looking at the examples of government interference and restrictions in Malaysia, South Africa, Botswana and Sri Lanka); media, elections and post-election contests (with East and Central African case studies of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda); and the particular challenges facing journalists, bloggers and social media in low-intensity conflict zones (Kashmir, Pakistan and Bangladesh).  The Institute feels strongly there is no room for complacency in the UK in the post-Leveson environment, nor should the Indian government and society feel itself immune from regional manifestations of threats and personal violence. Therefore these aspects will also be included in the discussion.

Confirmed Speakers:

Kishali Pinto Jayawardena
Gwen Lister, Executive Chair: Namibia Media Trust (NMT)
Irene Ovonji Odida, Exec. Director, Uganda Assoc. of Women Lawyers
Dan Branch, University of Warwick
William Crawley, ICwS
Kiran Hassan, SOAS
Kayode Samuel
Nupur Basu

Kindly sponsored by SAS, the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust, The Round Table and Asian Affairs

Registration Fee: Standard – £40, Concessions – £15

Further Information: Speaker BiosConference Outline

Call for papers: Critical Research in Information Law

Deadline 15 March 2017

The Information Law Group at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce its annual PhD and Work in Progress Workshop on 3 May 2017. The workshop, chaired by Professor Chris Marsden, will provide doctoral students with an opportunity to discuss current research and receive feedback from senior scholars in a highly focused, informal environment. The event will be held in conjunction with the Work in Progress Workshop on digital intermediary law.

We encourage original contributions critically approaching current information law and policy issues, with particular attention on the peculiarities of information law as a field of research. Topics of interest include:

  • internet intermediary liability
  • net neutrality and media regulation
  • surveillance and data regulation
  • 3D printing
  • the EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • blockchain technology
  • algorithmic/AI/robotic regulation
  • Platform neutrality, ‘fake news’ and ‘anti-extremism’ policy.

How to apply: Please send an abstract of 500 words and brief biographical information to Dr Nicolo Zingales  by 15 March 2017. Applicants will be informed by 30 March 2017 if selected. Submission of draft papers by selected applicants is encouraged, but not required.

Logistics: 11am-1pm 3 May in the Moot Room, Freeman Building, University of Sussex.

Afternoon Workshop: all PhD attendees are registered to attend the afternoon workshop 2pm-5.30pm F22 without charge (programme here).

Financial Support: Information Law Group can repay economy class rail fares within the UK. Please inform the organizers if you need financial assistance.