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

Dates: 23 November 2023; 10:15 – 18:00 (in-person) and 24 November 2023; 9:00 – 12:45 (online via Zoom)

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

The ILPC’s 8th Annual Conference will explore the impact of policymaking on systems concerning human-data interaction, automated and self-learning systems, including generative AI, that are increasingly used across society. Particularly the implications of these systems for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. All panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK, Europe, and internationally. 

The ILPC Annual Conference will also include the ILPC Annual Lecture 2023 and we are delighted to announce that Robert Spano , former President of the European Court of Human Rights, will be delivering this year’s Annual Lecture.

Attendance (in person and online) is free thanks to the support of the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and our sponsors, although registration is required as places are limited. Details about how to join the virtual event (Friday, 24 November) will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.

Full Conference Programme is available here.

For futher details and registration, click here.


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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