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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.


Commercial data transfers between UK and EU and the adequacy decision

Save the date: Thursday 22nd April 2021

The event is a part of the Cross-border Data Protection Network (Cross-DPN) project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Irish Research Council. CROSS-DPN is a multi-stakeholder, transnational forum between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for discussing issues related to data protection in the post-Brexit era through an interdisciplinary research, as well as a practical and policy lens.

The event is co-organised by Dr Edina Harbinja, Aston University, and Dr Nóra Ní Loideain, the Information Law and Policy Centre, and it will focus on issues surrounding commercial data transfers between the UK and the Republic of Ireland (and the EU more widely) in the post-Brexit era.

Further details and bookings here.


ILPC Annual Lecture 2021

ILPC Annual Lecture 2021

The ILPC is delighted to announce that Professor Diane Coyle CBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lecture entitled: 'An economist’s perspective on data and its value' Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Diane...

ILPC Annual Conference 2021 – Data in a Pandemic: Rights and Responsibilities

ILPC Annual Conference 2021 – Data in a Pandemic: Rights and Responsibilities

The Information Law & Policy Centre’s Annual Conference 2021 will explore the impact of the global pandemic on society and the increased use of data-driven systems, particularly the implications of these changes for the rights and responsibilities of individuals...

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