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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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 AI, that 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 Officer:email@example.com 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).
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CALL FOR PAPERS 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...
Authors: Tjaša Petročnik, Sofia Palmieri and Jean-Aymeric Marot Over the past few months, general-purpose artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a hot topic for policymakers. The ‘AI hype’ that followed the seemingly immediate success of the conversational...
- ‘NHS data breach: trusts shared patient details with Facebook without consent’. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating, The Guardian (27 May 2023).
- ‘Rishi Sunak races to tighten rules for AI amid fears of existential risk’, The Guardian (26 May 2023).
- ‘Meta’s fine has repercussions for EU-US data flows’, Financial Times (25 May 2023).
- ‘OpenAI warns over split with Europe as regulation advances’, Financial Times (25 May 2023).
- ‘Ministers looking at body-worn facial recognition technology for police’, The Guardian (16 May 2023).
ILPC Seminar Series 2022
It is a Long Way to… E-Evidence: EU Reforms in the Collection of Electronic Evidence Part 2 – The Role of Service Providers
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Author: Marine Corhay In November 2022, the Commission announced that a political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council had been reached to strengthen cross-border access to digital evidence. The announcement comes after more than four years...
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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...