Information Law and Policy Centre
The Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC), based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), launched in spring 2015. The Centre’s mission is to undertake, promote, and facilitate, cross-disciplinary scholarship and research in the area of information law and policy, domestically and internationally, in collaboration with a variety of organisations within the public and private sectors, and civil society.
The work for the Centre is led by its Academic Director, Dr Nóra Ni Loideain.
ILPC Annual Conference 2022 – Online Safety in a Connected World
17 November 2022, 9:30 – 17:00 – 18 November 2022, 9:00 -13:00
The Information Law & Policy Centre’s 7th Annual Conference 2021 will explore the impact of policymaking focused on ensuring ‘online safety’ and the increased use of data-driven systems that are increasingly connecting all aspects of society, particularly the implications of these changes for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. Panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK and internationally.
The ILPC Annual Conference will also include the ILPC’s Annual Lecture 2022. Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lecture entitled:
“Children’s rights in the digital environment: Challenges in implementing UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment 25.”
A full conference programme is available here
Attendance (in person and online) is free but registration is required.
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Dates: 17 November 2022; 9:30 - 17:00 (in-person) and 18 November 2022; 9:00 - 13:00 (online) Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR The Information Law & Policy Centre’s 7th Annual Conference 2022 will explore...
Government Control Over the Flow of Information: Lord Sumption Speaks Out Against the Online Safety Bill in the Latest Episode of Law Pod UK
Author: Rosalind English The Online Safety Bill is currently making its way through the House of Commons, having reached the report stage in July. The bill’s concept of “legal but harmful” is controversial, and has attracted criticism from high places, not...
Author: Dr Rys Farthing Seven years ago, Australia passed its first online safety bill, the Enhancing Online Safety Act, updating and expanding it in 2021 with the Online Safety Act. While both Acts have problems and pitfalls, these were ‘global firsts’ at...
Jim Waterson, ‘Legal challenge seeks to stop ministers sending disappearing messages’, The Guardian (29 March 2021)
European Parliament resolution of 25 March 2021 on the Commission evaluation report on the implementation of the GDPR two years after its application (25 March 2021)
Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issue Memorandum of Understanding on
‘Role of the ICO in relation to New UK Adequacy Assessments’ (19 March 2021)
Financial Times (Editorial Board), ‘Uber has taken a half-step on workers’ rights’ (17 March 2021)
Government Response to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Conclusions and recommendations on police use of new technologies and biometrics, including live facial recognition (LFR) (9 March 2021)
ILPC Seminar Series 2020
Is Technology the Answer to Addressing the Legal Needs of Vulnerable Social Groups during the COVID-19 Pandemic? – Faith Gordon, Jess Mant and Daniel Newman
The COVID-19 pandemic ‘is making inequalities more visible’, according to the UNODC. This also is the view of those working in law centres at the grassroots. As the Law Centres Network chair, Helen Rogers points out: “The pandemic’s uneven impact is a grim reminder...
Technology, Citizen Journalism and Police Accountability: Recording Violent Interactions – Dr Faith Gordon and Hannah Klose
Source: Max Bender Over-regulation and Surveillance of Young People Contemporary advances in technology have provided citizens with the portable equipment, usually smart phones or other recording devices, to film and photograph police officers. People who film...
Dr Irini Katsirea is an ILPC Research Associate and Reader in International Media Law at the University of Sheffield, specialising in International, European and comparative media law and has published extensively in these areas.In this edition of the Spotlight...