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.
Author: David Erdos In a little noticed or commented on proposal, the UK Government published draft Regulations last month which would remove the overarching right of data protection from UK law and limit fundamental rights or freedoms within UK data protection...
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...
ILPC AI & Humanities Seminar Series: Toward a Global Index for Measuring the State of Responsible AI – Event Summary
The ILPC Seminar - Toward a Global Index for Measuring the State of Responsible AI took place on 6 September 2023. The event kicked off with a Keynote Lecture by Dr Rachel Adams. Her lecture presented a new project underway to develop a Global Index on Responsible AI...
- ‘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
Author: Marine Corhay On 25 January 2023, the Council of the EU confirmed an agreement with the European Parliament has been reached on both the draft regulation and the draft directive on cross-border access to e-evidence. The first part of this article...
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...
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...