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 2023 – Human in the Machine: Digital Rights and AI

We are pleased to announce this call for papers for the Information Law and Policy Centre’s 8th Annual Conference on 23-24 November 2023 hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and supported by the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and Bloomsbury’s Communications Law. You can read about our previous annual events here.

We are looking for high quality contributions that explore the impact of policymaking on human-data interaction, automated and self-learning systems, including generative AIthat are used across society, particularly the implications of such systems for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. Papers should address the development and future of these measures for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK, Europe, and/or internationally. The conference organisers welcome submissions from Early Career Researchers. This includes PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the past five years. Interdisciplinary papers are also encouraged

How to apply

Please send an abstract (250-300 words) and short bio to Eliza Boudier, IALS Fellowships and Administrative by 28 July 2023. Abstracts will be considered by the Centre’s academic staff, advisors, and the Communications Law editors. Let us know if you prefer to present in person at IALS (23 November) or online (24 November).

For further details, click here.


ILPC Annual Lecture 2023

ILPC Annual Lecture 2023

The ILPC is honoured to announce that  Robert Spano, former President of the European Court of Human Rights, will deliver the ILPC Annual Lecture 2023. Mr Spano is a Partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at the...

Current Developments

  • NHS data breach: trusts shared patient details with Facebook without consent’. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating, The Guardian (27 May 2023).
  • Meta’s fine has repercussions for EU-US data flows’, Financial Times (25 May 2023).

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