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.”

full conference programme is available here

Attendance (in person and online) is free but registration is required.

For Further details and booking, click here.


Regulating Online Safety: Lessons from Australia

Regulating Online Safety: Lessons from Australia

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...

Current Developments

March 2021

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 

Spotlight Series