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.
Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology – Edina Harbinja, Lilian Edwards and Marisa McVey
It was recently revealed that in 2017 Microsoft patented a chatbot which, if built, would digitally resurrect the dead. Using AI and machine learning, the proposed chatbot would bring our digital persona back to life for our family and friends to talk to. When pressed...
For me, choosing to study an LLM at Kent Law School (KLS) was not a difficult decision to make considering that I had completed my LLB at the University – I had consistently found my experiences interacting with the staff and students friendly and very...
A Brave New Working World or something more sinister? Employer surveillance of employees working at home – Peter Coe
Employers monitoring their employees is not a new issue. Indeed, I have written about the surveillance of employees in the workplace, and their right to privacy pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in a previous Inforrm post in the context...
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...